Bermuda Grass in Flowerbed

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Bermuda Grass in Flowerbed

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I have Bermuda grass for our yard but when I built our flowerbeds I have noticed that the bermudagrass is creeping into the flowerbeds. I have heard that Ornamec will work or Pilex? What are your ideas? I am in Temple, Texas.

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Bermuda Grass in Flowerbeds

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I have Bermuda grass for our yard but when I built our flowerbeds I have noticed that the bermudagrass is creeping into the flowerbeds. I have heard that Ornamec will work or Pilex? What are your ideas? I have tried sheet mulching which has helped but I want a more permanent approach.

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Re: Bermuda Grass in Flowerbeds

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I use Fertilome Over The Top II. It is safe to spray on/around most ornamentals. If there is nothing around it I just use glyphosate.

ETA: Merged the duplicate threads.
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Re: Bermuda Grass in Flowerbeds

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I already planted the flowers without removing the grass.

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Re: Bermuda Grass in Flowerbed

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Permanent? You could add a concrete border a foot deep all the way around the bed. Mulching won't hurt the bermuda - my bermuda grows more aggressively in the mulch beds than anywhere else on the property.

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adgattoni wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Permanent? You could add a concrete border a foot deep all the way around the bed.
Won't work. Bermuda spreads under concrete driveways and spans rivers. One of the most significant scientific discoveries from the 2011 Chinese Cheng'e 2 lunar probe were photos of Bermuda runners in the Clavius crater.

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I've heard that Bermuda grass is one of the most popular models which manufacturers use for artificial grass as well. If there would be a choice between different producers of artificial grass, I would choose something like iCustomRug thick synthetic artificial grass ( like these: https://bestyardproducts.com/best-artificial-grass/ ), cause it's really soft grass, and it's easy to maintain it.
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I use fertilome over the top II and it works great. Safe to use with existing plants.

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Re: Bermuda Grass in Flowerbed

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StormTrooper86 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:16 pm
I use fertilome over the top II and it works great. Safe to use with existing plants.
I just picked up some Over the Top II last week to fight off the bermuda in my beds. Glad to hear it works well.

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