Is grass seed a herbicide?
Well, the official answer is no. But, can grass derived from the seed be a herbicide…the answer is yes. Cool season grasses such as perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, and bluegrass exhibit an attribute called allelpathy. This is the ability of the grass to exude a chemical which causes some adjacent plants to die. Both tall fescue and perennial ryegrass do a great job against crabgrass.
Overseeding/seedilizing heavily with perennial ryegrass has shown to be an excellent control of Bermuda grass. So, once again before reaching for a spray or chemical perhaps reaching for a bag of the right seed is the solution. Just as there is competition among us mammals so is there amongst plants. All things want to survive.
It is that time of year to consider pre-emergents. This year consider an approach where there are more benefits…seedilizing.
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