Bermuda grass is a warm-season perennial that does not thrive in Ohio's climate. This grass can be found throughout Ohio, but not in the pristine condition that attracts it to southern homeowners. Bermuda can easily overtake Ohio's cool-season grasses, leaving the lawn spotty and unattractive. Bermuda grass grows from rhizomes, which grown under the soil so surface killing of the grass is not sufficient.
Pull as much Bermuda grass from the lawn as possible with gloved hands. Remove clumps and discard the grass, roots and lifted soil.
Fill a lawn spreader with an herbicide containing fluazifop. Apply two gallons per 1000 square feet of lawn. Spray the entire area, coating the surface leaves and the soil beneath. Re-fill and continue spraying until the entire area has been treated. Avoid spraying when there is a potential of rain within 48 hours. Allow the herbicide to kill the grass.
Repeat the application after one week.
Rake the debris of dead grass from the lawn and discard.