Mondo Next To Zoysia Grass – Eliminate Invading Zoysia

Q: Five years ago I planted mondo grass adjacent to my zoysia lawn. Even though I put a metal sheet barrier between the lawn and the mondo grass, zoysia crept over. I’d like to eliminate the invading zoysia.

A: Several years ago I discovered that chameleon plant, Houttuynia cordata, had invaded my daylily bed. There was no way to selectively eliminate the pink-leaved invader from my lilies. I dug out the entire bed onto a tarp and laboriously separated the roots. I put new, enriched soil in the planting area and replanted the daylilies. I think that’s your only solution too.

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