How to naturally control growth overtaking lawn???


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All I have is a 7" rogue hoe - I'm going to have to order a Bully Tools shovel from Amazon because I hate the garbage they sell at the local junk-box stores. At least I can hack it off for now and get after it when it regrows, and I have a shovel...

Nealy impossible for me to hands & knees it and bending over is definitely out.

Will that invade my Bermuda grass (which is back to being green by the way!)?
Yes the CC will if your bermuda isn't full and thick. Not so much with the purslane if you don't let it flower and seed.
 
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One of the reasons I chose Bermuda was someone mentioned it will invade everywhere and prevent most weeds because it is so aggressive - is that a fairy-tale? I'd rather have a grass problem than a weed problem...

I will hack the creepy charlie in the AM.
 
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One of the reasons I chose Bermuda was someone mentioned it will invade everywhere and prevent most weeds because it is so aggressive - is that a fairy-tale? I'd rather have a grass problem than a weed problem...

I will hack the creepy charlie in the AM.
Yep, it's true IF you keep it watered, fed and healthy. It will even choke out st. augustine. But, it goes EVERYWHERE too.
 
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That is the best news I've heard all year! :D

I have to drive to Austin to get the Medina Grow and Green but I will keep the Bermuda watered well!
 
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That is the best news I've heard all year! :D

I have to drive to Austin to get the Medina Grow and Green but I will keep the Bermuda watered well!
Isn't Bastrop shorter. They've got it at Kinas Tejas Nursery.
 
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All I have is a 7" rogue hoe - I'm going to have to order a Bully Tools shovel from Amazon because I hate the garbage they sell at the local junk-box stores. At least I can hack it off for now and get after it when it regrows, and I have a shovel...

Nealy impossible for me to hands & knees it and bending over is definitely out.

Will that invade my Bermuda grass (which is back to being green by the way!)?
Yes. I have burmuda and I know it is hard to believe, but burmuda just grows too slow with its dense nature vs the more succulant type weed like that and my personal nemisis, wild violet.
 
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Yes. I have burmuda and I know it is hard to believe, but burmuda just grows too slow with its dense nature vs the more succulant type weed like that and my personal nemisis, wild violet.
Bermuda is a HOT weather grass. It is a tad bit warmer here than in Alabama. Here, if bermuda is watered properly one can almost see it grow. Especially common bermuda. Tiff bermuda grows a little slower.
 
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google Medina dealer locater. There are others closer than Austin
I did that, Sir! That is how I found out I had to drive to Austin! ;)

I got after some creepy charlie with my Rouge Hoe - fantastic tool - gets that long root too!!!

Funny enough, NONE of it is growing in my Bermuda but just around the back edge of my grass area in a bare spot. I will have to clear it out and seed it!

Makes one appreciate how nice some golf course lawns look...
 
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Bermuda is a HOT weather grass. It is a tad bit warmer here than in Alabama. Here, if bermuda is watered properly one can almost see it grow. Especially common bermuda. Tiff bermuda grows a little slower.
I hope it invades every square inch of the place! I like the stuff - especially after learning to water it properly! Bam its growing!
 
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I did that, Sir! That is how I found out I had to drive to Austin! ;)

I got after some creepy charlie with my Rouge Hoe - fantastic tool - gets that long root too!!!

Funny enough, NONE of it is growing in my Bermuda but just around the back edge of my grass area in a bare spot. I will have to clear it out and seed it!

Make one appreciate how mice some golf course lawns look...
If you don't get all of the roots it will come right back. It sends down roots at every leaf node.
 
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If you don't get all of the roots it will come right back. It sends down roots at every leaf node.
Well, at least I can keep it in check with my Rogue Hoe until I can get a shovel! Fortunately I read this thread and spotted that stuff before it got too far along!

Thanks again for your fantastic knowledge and generosity with it!
 
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Chuck, sir,

Picked up a bag of Medina Growin Green! Think I might spread some out tomorrow AM and work a little into my pepper containers...
 
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Chuck, sir,

Picked up a bag of Medina Growin Green! Think I might spread some out tomorrow AM and work a little into my pepper containers...
And don't worry about using too much. Just common sense. It's not like chemical fertilizers.
 
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