Every gardener has an enemy, a nemesis, an evil villain that lurks in the garden that the garden would love to eradicate. I’ve had an invader this year that has been more aggressive than ever before – Bermuda grass. Once it gets a foothold in the garden it is extremely hard to hold back, let alone eliminate. Recently I attempted to use an EcoSmart non-selective herbicide on the Bermuda grass. While it browned the leaves it did very little lasting damage and the Bermuda grass came back easily within a few days. Bermuda grass 1, Dave 0. This weekend I began a second assault on the Bermuda grass. It’s another extension of my very successful TARP for gardening program from a while back.
I laid the tarp down over the infected area in order to bake the Bermuda to a crisp. Let’s hope this works!
Hopefully the heat and lack of light will weaken the Bermuda and even kill it off. If any root remains alive I know it could easily come back so after I remove the tarp I’ll double dig the area and try to take out any roots I find.