Bonide Grass Beater II Over-The-Top Grass Killer is a liquid concentrate herbicide that takes out grassy weeds without harming your desirable plants. A selective, broad-spectrum, post-emergence herbicide that effectively controls annual and perennial grass weeds such as bermudagrass, crabgrass, foxtail, quackgrass, and various weedy grasses. Perfect to use on flower beds, vegetable gardens, and around shrubs and trees. Bonide Grass Beater II Over-The-Top Grass Killer is simply added to water and applied as indicated on the label. This product provides effective and long-lasting results throughout the garden once applied properly. Available in an 8-liquid ounce bottle.
My centipede lawn began to be inundated with Bermuda grass for the first time in 20 yrs last spring. I was desperate for a solution but could find nothing that would work, be safe on centipede, or be sold in a huge quantity costing a small fortune As recommended online I resorted to Roundup; killing the Bermuda AND the centipede and then digging it all up. A horrible job! Finally I decided to chat with someone at Do My Own on the off chance they could help. They recommended Bonide Grass Beater II Over the Top and said it would be safe for centipede. Although late in the season I did a spot application with a spreader sticker as directed on the label. I see results! The Bermuda grass has turned and the centipede is fine. I am cautiously optimistic that if I use it as soon as I see the Bermuda starting to grow I might be able to beat it. Hopefully I am able to replace the centipede sod in the early spring and will be able to control the Bermuda going forward.
On Do My Own customer service recommendation I purchased Bonide Grass Beater II Over The Top Grass Killer to combat invasive bermudagrass in my coastal NC centipede lawn. I hadn't been able to find any product safe to use on centipede, so I had resorted to Roundup and killed half my back lawn in order to get rid of the bermudagrass. How I wish I had called Do My Own sooner!! I did a spot application of the Bonide Grass Beater late last season and was overjoyed that it killed the bermudagrass and not the centipede. I know that it will be a battle, but I am optimistic that I can now keep the bermudagrass under control with regular, conscientious Bonide Grass Beater applications without killing, digging up, and resodding my entire centipede lawn. Thank you!
I'm always skeptical, but needed a product to kill both Grab Grass & Bermuda Grass. Instructions had something new: Don't apply if temp. + humidity = 150 or higher; had to wait about 3-weeks to apply it. Said to expect results in from 1-3 weeks (yuck, slow). Don't know if Surfactant makes a difference, but I always use it for weeds. I didn't trust BGBII not kill or hurt my Centipede grass, even though supposedly safe. Did two different selective sprays of 3-weeks apart, a gallon-mix each time. Crabgrass showed signs of dying after 1-week, but Bermuda took 2-wks to show. Plus, I overlapped to some nearby Centipede. Crab & Bermuda grasses dead, Centipede doing well! No complaints here! Don't know about other grasses, but will still do selective sprays to protect my Centipede.
It takes 2 weeks for the Bermuda to start to turn brown during this time of year in FL. There is some question as to whether it will indeed kill the Bermuda, but it is starting off well. My goal is to save the St Augustine underneath the Bermuda so that I will not have to resod my yard in the spring.( thanks to a pest control company that "blew it" after 35 years. I would give it a higher rating if I knew for sure that it works. BTW I am simply misting the Grass Beater over the Bermuda and not heavy spraying it