Centipedegrass is one of the most common grass types in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and throughout southern Louisiana. It is fairly easy to take care of and most weed problems have a solution. Luckily, there are readily available controls for bermudagrass as well. This is great since bermudagrass grows more quickly than centipede and fills in open areas.
Use Sethoxydim to Get Rid of Bermudagrass in Centipede
Sethoxydim is a selective herbicide that will get rid of bermudagrass in centipede grass. Some brands of Sethoxydim are Vantage, Poast, and Segment. A variety of Sethoxydim can be found at most hardware stores. It will take between one and three applications to remove the bermudagrass problem. Generally, the first application should be a broadcast application to the entire area affected. The next applications are normally spot treatments for areas with regrowth. Once the bermudagrass is gone, you should be ready to get some sod and fill in the areas that were taken over by bermudagrass.
For best results, do not mow the area being treated for one week before and one week after the application of Sethoxydim. Be certain your existing grass type is centipedegrass since Sethoxydim will damage or kill other grass types. Sethoxydim only works at higher temperatures, so be sure to treat when the weather is warmer according to the label.
How to Get Rid of Crabgrass and Goosegrass in Centipede
Sethoxydim also eliminates large crabgrass, smooth crabgrass, goosegrass, and seedling johnsongrass. Just make sure your grass is centipedegrass. If you are having a problem with these grassy weeds as well, you can use Sethoxydim to take care of all of with your treatment. Be sure to follow the label. If something you read and the product label conflict, trust the product label. The label is the law.
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7/24/2014 06:47:30 am
Charlie i have some questions after reading this article. I think it had a lot of good information but my questions are more specific towards my yard and i think i need to talk to you directly about it. Do you have a number i can reach you at?
4/14/2020 10:44:11 am
I live in Lake Charles and read your article online about getting rid of bermuda in a centipede lawn. I have been researching sethoxydim 13% which sounds like it will damage bernuda without damaging my centiped lawn. Looks like any stronger and it will kill centiped grass. I have tried to buy Vantage which is a reasonable price but looks like it is discontinues and the other two you mentioned are extremely expensive. Are there other cheaper options.
4/14/2020 02:12:38 pm
8/22/2020 04:39:03 pm
What is the shelf life of sethoxydim.
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