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Eliminating Bermuda Grass in Fescue Lawns

“How do I kill Bermuda Grass” is an all too common question we receive weekly from homeowners. We may have the answer you have been looking for! Country Club Lawn and Tree is happy to introduce our new Plyex Treatment Program designed for the elimination/suppression of Bermuda Grass in cool season turf. Pylex has shown to be safe in most cool-season grasses such as Kentucky Bluegrass, Tall Fescue, Fine Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass.

Killing bermuda grass is a challenge in any setting, but especially when you don’t want to ruin your tall fescue lawn. It requires some diligent attention, a bit of work, being persistent and patient, and spraying a very specific product called Pylex at regular assigned intervals.
Killing bermuda grass that has invaded fescue grass will depend on this basic formula: make the fescue happy and make the bermuda sad. Then make the bermuda feel even worse, till it surrenders. With all that, the end result may be what we refer to as “suppression.” We are confident we can take it all the way to eradication. Are you interested?

Pylex herbicide has also shown excellent seeding flexibility by allowing seeding to occur any time after or at time of application. Applications to newly germinated seedings must be delayed four weeks after initial germination. Three application spaced three weeks apart have shown best results. A special mix of Pylex herbicide with triclopyr has provided the greatest control and also significantly reduces the bleaching.

Treatment schedule:

First application: August 1
Second application: August 21
Third application: Sept 14

What to expect when applications have begun:

Pylex is absorbed by leaves, roots and shoots. Soon after application, treated areas turn white and growth stops. Affected weeds then become necrotic and are controlled.

Our controlled program in conjunction with fall overseeding will help with the conversion back to the cool season grasses. We may be successful within one year’s growing season… IF… the bermuda grass is not deeply entrenched. If it is a very mature infestation, you will face multiple years of repeating the same process. It’s up to you, and you’ll never know if you don’t try.

  • We called Country Club after a few friends highly recommended their services. Lisa Matter came out to our house & we spent an hour or so walking our yard & discussing any problems she saw & the treatment program she recommended for us. She was VERY knowledgeable & answered EVERY question I threw at her… (and there were MANY)! Needless to say, after Lisa’s visit & seeing the results that our friends had with their lawns…We signed up for our 1st season of treatment. Lisa repeatedly followed up with us & made sure we were comfortable w/ the quoted price given w/o being overbearing. After only ONE application so far, we can tell a HUGE difference compared to my “do-it-myself” ways. If things look this good with only one application? I can’t wait to see the results after a FULL season’s program!

    Jeffrey Myers
  • We have been using Country Club Lawn and Tree Care at our home for several years now and are always pleased. Our lawn always looks fantastic! The staff are top-notch and are always kind and respectful. We recommend them to all of our friends and neighbors. We appreciate the pay-ahead for the year option as well! Thank you Country Club Lawn and Tree Care!

    Sarah Harris Linke
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  • My yard has never looked better. I used to do all my lawn fertilizing and seeding myself. It took a lot of time – and money – I have found with Country Club – I get more service and better treatment than I could ever have done myself. No more aggravation on how much or when to apply. They are the best!

    Jim Heberer
    Millstadt, IL
  • With the help of Country Club Lawn and Tree our funeral home received the Appearance Award for the City of Wood River. The reason I say it was with their help is because our lawn went from ok to fabulous with the help of Country Club’s precise applications and dedicated staff. We continue to contract with them year after year and couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you!

    Tyler Pitchford
  • I am most impressed with the courtesy and professionalism of your staff. They always let me know when they are in the yard and are very friendly and helpful when I have questions.

    Sheila Cope
    O’Fallon, IL
  • First year using Country Club and I could not be more happy. We bought a new home last year with dead sod in the back yard and we were too late to seed/ aerate and really expect any results this year. We went ahead and got rolling with some of the other recommended treatments before winter and again this spring. To our surprise they actually got the back yard to come in pretty nice already and the front is looking green, full, and clover free in spite of two empty lots on both sides of us full of the nonsense. These guys are pros in every sense of the word and their product works. Nice to spend my time doing more family things and less piddling around with my yard this year! Thanks Country Club!

    Andy Carr
    O’Fallon, IL Customer – Customer since 2014
  • This company takes pride in their work.  Quality not quantity.

    Brion Brown
    Collinsville, IL Customer since 2008
  • Great people! Great company!

    Kari LikeaBoss Yochum
    Wood River, IL Customer since 2014
  • This is not a request, rather I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with your lawn services.  My lawn looked absolutely GREAT this year. I received SO many compliments on it! Also, each and every time someone from your company came out, they were very courteous and polite. They always came to the door first to let us know they were there and what they would be doing and if we had any questions or concerns.  Thank you very much, and I look forward to a great season with you next year.

    Jerry Culp
    Edwardsville, IL
  • Just wanted to let you know how much I  appreciate all the call aheads you do and the yard looks great and services from Chris could not be better.  Please keep up the good work!

    John Golden
    O’Fallon, IL - Customer since 2007
  • I don’t know how you can improve!   What I love best about your company is having the same technician servicing my lawn each time.   Cody just doesn’t  do the application that is scheduled, he thinks on his feet and does what is needed depending on what he sees when he arrives.   He knows his business!  I hope to have Cody back again next year.

    Diane Hartman
    Collinsville, IL – Customer since 2012
  • Your company is no doubt the best in the area!

    Liz Mobley
    O’Fallon, IL - Customer since 2003
  • My lawn was not pleasing to my eye. I was using a lawn service and not satisfied with the results. I decided to give Country Club a try and have been very pleased. Why give my money outside my community , better to spend within. Country Club is professional and courteous. The personal phone call thanking me for my business, made huge in my book!!! Thanks again

    Lisa Early
    Bethalto, IL