Well my entire lawn gets full sun except one side of the house where shadows cast. My lawn is hybrid bermuda 419 and has been on a strict organic program for 4+ years. The lawn is mowed @ 3/4 inch every 3 days and fertilized(alfalfa meal/milorganite) every 15 days(Red clay soil). I use to water once a week to 1 inch(tuna can) until I got tired of brown stems and under performance. I found out watering 2-3 times weekly did the trick for me. I know most would suggest fertilizing once a month and watering 1 inch once a week. However, I seem to have gotten better results by changing to 15 days on the fert. and 2-3 times a week on the water.
Well Last year I noticed my neighbors on both sides of me having massive spurge invasions. Well this year I was unfortunate to receive double the dose as parts of my lawn that no weeds could punch through have this Spurge stuff thriving in. I've seen this weed all growing season this year and pulled when I could. However, I did not realize how much of my lawn was overtaken until a week ago when it rained almost everyday for a week and I couldn't mow. My bermuda went from 3/4 inch to about 2+inches or so and this Spurge stuff was EVERYWHERE. I see sections where it appears the spurge is winning the fight against the bermuda.
Is there a home remedy to kill this stuff that doesn't involve hand pulling?