Killing Bermuda Grass / reseeding with Fescue
Is it too late in season to attempt to kill off Bermuda grass and sow Fescue seed? This is for a landscape island in our cul-de-sac, would it be best to till up and remove weeds and Bermuda grass and then amend with soil and starter fertilizer and apply seed?
Jefferson County Kentucky
It's late to do a total kill with Bermuda. Usually that is done in August to allow time to reapply herbicide as Bermuda grass is difficult to kill. Then in September grass seed is applied. The following include our calendar and information on weed control, grass seeding and establishment.
Calendar for care of cool season grasses: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/agr/agr55/agr55.pdf
Establishment : http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/AGR/AGR50/AGR50.pdf
Aeration and coring: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/agr/agr54/agr54.pdf
Principles of mowing: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/AGR/AGR209/AGR209.pdf
Weed control: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/AGR/AGR208/AGR208.pdf
Low maintenance lawn care: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id154/id154.pdf
Turf and trees: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id203/id203.pdf
If there is anything I can assist you with please let me know!
Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service
4200 Gardiner View Ave. Suite 101.
Louisville, Ky 40213