Invasive grass

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Date Photo Taken: 06/07/2013
Location: Cumming ga
Posted By: alexarae16

Notes:

This pest grass I believe was transported in from another part of the state with some day lilies.
It comes up in one particular spot and takes over. This year I even dug up this particular spot, transplanted everything in there and sprayed roundup two different times. Then recreated a mound bed with new plants and now this stuff is coming up through the mound! Lots of it! Help!

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Are all the plants connected?

    possibly nutsedge.
    http://stonethegardener.tumblr.com/tagged/nut-sedge

    June 9th, 2013 at 10:25 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Nutsedge is a difficult beast.
    There’s a product called “sledgehammer” that is getting rave reviews…

    There’s this:
    http://westernfarmpress.com/university-study-finds-new-way-control-nutsedge

    Personally, I’m not a fan of dumping chemicals in my yard and garden… I think I’d try covering the bed with sheet plastic, and then old wall 2 wall carpet, and on top of that… a few inches of woodchips… and then… let it set for a coupla years… put my container garden there…

    I don’t know how long the nutsedge tubers survive without light, I had very good success with rattlesnake weed using plastic and carpet… If you’ve ever done battle with florida betony, you know it can be impossible.

    June 9th, 2013 at 3:17 pm
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    I’ve been doing some additional research…

    Could this be cogongrass?
    Listed as one of the world’s top ten worst weeds…
    http://www.cogongrass.org/georgia/

    June 10th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

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