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Q.Leftover Bermuda Grass

Zone 76179 | Anonymous added on February 14, 2023 | Answered

Hello, I am planning to remove some Bermuda grass with a sod cutter around the perimeters of my yard so we can plant flowers and shrubs. I am wondering if I can recycle the Bermuda grass into the soil (clay) by flipping it over and covering it with topsoil and mulch? I’m a little worried it would grow back through these layers as I’ve read it is a very stubborn grass. We are new to Texas and this is the first time I’ve dealt with this kind of grass. I don’t have a truck to haul it out and our HOA likely won’t allow a large compost pile. Thanks in advance!

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Answered on February 16, 2023

All pieces of bermuda grass need to be removed from a garden or it will grow back. If you cut the bermuda off, you must be sure you get all the roots or it will grow back. Products with glyphosate work well in killing the roots. Since you don't want a lot of debris, you may want to skip the sod cutter and go right for glyphosate.


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