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How to Get Rid of Carpet Grass in Bermuda Grass

By James Clark ; Updated September 21, 2017
Eliminating carpet grass in Bermuda grass is a simple process.
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Carpet grass is a creeping, warm season grass found in the Southern United States. Because carpet grass grows rapidly, it is less desirable than lush, evenly growing grasses such as Bermuda grass. Eliminating carpet grass from Bermuda grass is a time-consuming but simple process that only takes a few weeks. All you'll need is a few basic materials and you can successfully remove undesirable carpet grass patches from your Bermuda grass lawn.

Hand-pull patches of carpet grass found in your Bermuda grass lawn.

Dispose of pulled carpet grass in a plastic trash bag or compost bin.

Spread old newspaper over the carpet grass patches you wish to eliminate from your Bermuda grass lawn.

Weigh down the newspaper with heavy rocks and leave in place for a period of two weeks.

Remove the newspaper and spot-check the area to ensure no new carpet grass has grown in the affected areas. Hand-pull and dispose of any new growth, and continue to spot-check the area on a weekly basis to ensure your Bermuda grass lawn is free of carpet grass.


Things You Will Need

  • Gardening gloves
  • Gardener's mask
  • Trash bags or compost bin
  • Old newspaper
  • Bricks or heavy weights

About the Author


James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.