Bermuda grass, also known as sports turf grass, is a warm-climate grass that grows throughout the southern United States. Because Bermuda grass grows rapidly, it is considered high maintenance and is less desirable for landscaping purposes than slow-growth, lower maintenance grass such as centipede grass. Eliminating Bermuda grass from your centipede grass lawn is a simple process that can be accomplished within a couple of weeks.
Hand-pull patches of Bermuda grass from your centipede grass lawn.
Place Bermuda grass into plastic trash bag or compost bin. Continue hand pulling Bermuda grass patches until they are of an even height (no higher than 5 inches). An even height helps ensure that the grass may be killed easily when newspaper is spread over the Bermuda grass.
Spread old newspaper over the Bermuda grass you wish to eliminate and weigh down the newspaper with bricks or heavy weights.
Leave newspaper and weights in place for two weeks.
When removing the newspaper, spot check the grass to ensure no new Bermuda grass has grown. Hand pull any new growth and continue to spot check the affected areas on a weekly basis.