One of the most significant obstacles to a successful turf conversion is to move away from the species that are considered undesirable, and Bermuda grass is near the top of most peoples list. On south facing slopes during the heat of the summer, Bermuda grass can be very useful in maintaining a stand of healthy grass. In most of these areas other grasses burn out due to heat and limited water. Acknowledging that there are limited cases where Bermuda grass is desirable, the overall goal with a turf conversion is to get rid of it. However, if you ask any expert in the horticulture field for a sure way to kill Bermuda grass they will not have a simple 100% way to do so. All the research articles and publications I have read have best case scenarios of 90% control after months of treatment. With that said, there is a lot of success found in treating and controlling Bermuda grass so that the playing surfaces on golf courses are in excellent shape and the undesirable traits of Bermuda grass are not present.
|Bermuda grass emerging 2 weeks after spraying with round up|