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QUESTION: HI RONALD,I HAVE THIS PROBLEM WITH BENT GRASS GROWING IN MY LAWN.. I CAN NOT GET RID OF THIS STUFF. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS NOW. I SPRAY THE AREA WITH ROUND UP. WAIT FOR 3 WEEKS TIL THE AREA IS WHITE AS IN [DEAD-DEAD] REMOVE THE TOP LAYER OF DEAD GRASS AND THEN REMOVE [4 INCHES OF SOIL.] THEN PUT NEW GOOD TOP SOIL IN THE AREA AND RESEED WITH GOOD SEED. MAYBE NOT THE NEXT YEAR BUT FOR SURE THE YEAR AFTER THAT IT COMES BACK AGAIN IN THE SAME AREA BUT GETS A LITTLE LARGER EACH TIME IT COMES BACK..PLEASE HELP ME KILL THIS STUFF....THANKS IN ADVANCE,,,TOM

ANSWER:  Creeping bent grass (Agrostis stolonifera ) is a desirable grass grown on golf courses.
If you cannot get rid of it, why not treat it as a lawn? You might like it.

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QUESTION: HI RONALD, I DO NOT LIKE HOW THIS STUFF LOOKS IN MY LAWN. IT BROWNS UP FASTER IN THE FALL AND TAKES LONGER TO GET GREEN IN THE SPRING..I LIVE IN THE NORTH EAST U.S. MY QUESTION WAS HOW TO [[[GET RID OF THE STUFF,]]] NOT KEEP IT..THANK YOU...TOM IN ADVANCE..

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Tom,
         You have done all of the things  I would have suggested.
         None of them has worked to your satisfaction.
         Take a piece of sod out of the problem area and have the County Extension Agent identify the grass and they will give you recommendations as to how to get rid of it.
         So sorry that I could not have helped you more.

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Ronald B Persaud

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Florida (Central and South) lawns maintenance and troubleshooting.

Experience

Work experience in Garden and Technical Sales (Ace Hardware and Lesco). L&O Spray Technican/Horticulturist/Tree permitting (Local Municipality). Commercial Landscape Maintenance (Condo complex and Shopping Mall)

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Past member Florida Landscape Maintenance Association (Pinellas County).

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On the 'Gardenweb' under the pseudonym "Ronalawn82"

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CPO certified (L&O) Florida. Hons. Graduate: Eastern Caribbean Farm Institute (now Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry), Trinidad WI.

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