Bermuda grass

YankeePerm YankeePerm at aol.com
Tue Jan 13 20:12:54 EST 1998


In a message dated 1/12/98 11:22:22 PM, you wrote:

<<
Does anyone have any experience in successfully removing Bermuda grass?

Someone had once suggested to layer cardboard down on top of it to block
the sunlight, and even punch holes through the cardboard and plant
mangles or the like.  Obviously, this particular type of grass is very
tenacious and the roots can go very deep into the soil and will travel a
great distance to search for and seek out light.  

Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.

Jenifer White
Central Valley, California

(it is raining quite heavily now, so the ground is very soft, if not
saturated.)>>

Jenifer:

Hogs will uproot it.  It may take a few years as the stolons go very deep.
I've hit water table where I've dug deep here, and still there are stolons.
Sheet mulch will have to be repeatedly reapplied as the grass punches through.

You could also use the area as a poultry run.   They will suppress any kind of
grass over time.  It is otherwise a very difficult problem.  However I find
that in inner zones I'm not troubled by it much--just pull and remulch as I
putter around.

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