Distinguishing grass weeds from annual rye
I planted annual rye in a vegetable bed with drip irrigation hoses to enrich the soil this past fall. I had an acquaintance over who said I had grass weeds that had invaded the bed. The store told me the rye would die out and I could turn it over and that I could spray the weed grass with round-up. But I'm not sure which is which! I tried to spray the tallest, greenest grasses. And it's going to be hard to dig and turn over without damaging the hoses. I'm worried about the weed grass going to seed. Any suggestions on what to do? Thank you so much!
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Here are some articles to help you.
You may want to pull up the weeds and try to eliminate as many as possible this way.
Remember that if you use a herbicide in the vegetable bed you will want to wait to plant.