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Bermuda Grass Weed Control

If there’s one thing that can spoil an otherwise healthy, thriving bermuda lawn, it’s weeds. Bermuda grass is known for its aggressive growth habits and its ability to form a thick canopy. You may even notice bermuda growing along the edges of sidewalks or even into someone else’s yard. This same aggressive growing habit and thick canopy allows bermuda to choke out weeds, but this doesn’t mean weeds will never appear in your bermuda lawn. For broadleaf weeds, Triad Select is the most effective weed killer, and for grassy weeds, opt for Drive XLR8.

What are some common weeds in bermuda lawns?

Common lawn weeds are classified as either grassy (e.g., crabgrass, nutsedge) or broadleaf (e.g., dandelion, clover). Grassy weeds, resembling grass, can be less noticeable, while broadleaf weeds, with distinctive leaves, are more apparent. Grassy weeds start with a single leaf, and broadleaf weeds with two. Both affect bermuda grass and require proper management for a healthy lawn.

Clover

Pictured above: Clover—a broadleaf weed.

crabgrass weed in grass

Pictured above: Crabgrass—a grassy weed.

What are some non-chemical ways to control weeds in bermuda lawns?

To prevent weeds in your Bermuda lawn, follow these care tips:

  • Keep the grass mowed to 0.5–1.5 inches, as improper mowing can encourage weeds.
  • Manage shaded areas to avoid bare spots where weeds can thrive.
  • Use suitable fertilizers, like the Lawnifi® Fertilizer Program, to strengthen your lawn and suppress weeds.
  • Finally, hand-pull early weeds as a proactive measure before they spread.

How do I prevent weeds in my bermuda yard?

A pre-emergent prevents weeds in bermuda lawns before they appear, suitable for various grasses and weeds. Apply in spring when temperatures reach 55°F and in fall as soil temperatures drop below 70°F.

Prodiamine 65 WDG

$119.95

Prodiamine 65 WDG is a broad-spectrum pre-emergent herbicide that offers weed control primarily for crabgrass and other broadleaf weeds. Available in a 5lb. bottle.

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When using weed control products, be sure to read the product labels thoroughly so that you know if the chemical can be applied to your lawn without damaging the lawn. Follow the product label’s instructions upon application. 

How do I control weeds in my bermuda yard?

Post-emergent herbicides target existing weed problems in Bermuda lawns, with formulas varying based on the weed type and grass variety. After identifying the weeds, choose a suitable herbicide. Understand the difference between selective herbicides, which target specific weeds like Drive XLR8, and non-selective ones like glyphosate which kill all plants they touch. Use caution with non-selective herbicides to avoid harming your lawn.

Weed Killer for Grassy Weeds in Bermuda Lawns

Drive XLR8

$89.95

Drive XLR8 is a post-emergent herbicide designed for the control of crabgrass. This product also offers control of torpedo grass, kikuyugrass, broadleaf weeds like clover and speedwell and others. Available in a half gallon bottle.

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Weed Killer for Broadleaf Weeds in Bermuda Lawns

Triad Select Herbicide

$29.95

Triad Select is a highly effective broadleaf herbicide that combines three highly potent active ingredients. Available in a 1-quart bottle.

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When using weed killer products, be sure to read the product labels thoroughly so that you know if the chemical can be applied to your lawn without damaging the lawn. Follow the product label’s instructions upon application. 

What is the best weed control for bermuda grass? – Answered

To effectively control weeds in Bermuda grass, use both pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides. Prodiamine 65 WDG, a broad-spectrum pre-emergent, is ideal for early spring and fall application against crabgrass and broadleaf weeds. Post-emergents, like Drive XLR8, target grassy weeds, while Triad Select Herbicide is effective against broadleaf weeds.

Differentiate between selective herbicides that target specific weeds without harming the lawn, and non-selective herbicides like glyphosate, which kill all vegetation and must be used carefully to avoid damage to bermuda grass.

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