Monkey Grass Weed Control
I purchased a home last year and it had beautiful monkey grass along pathway entrance, for 2 reasons: 1 was attractive, the other was to help drainage issue with foundation. I cut the monkey grass back in early spring as I had been told, and it grew back well. But I have been having a bear of a time with weeds in it. There is a 5-6 inch separation between lawn and monkey grass, but weeds are numerous in monkey grass. Is there a process to prevent or control the weeds? Is there a "Weed and Feed" that will not kill monkey grass?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Your best bet would be to hand pull as much as you can to keep weed growth to a minimum. However, you could also try sprinkling corn meal in the area, which has a chemical in it that acts as a pre-emergent on plant seeds preventing them from germinating. Sprinkling corn meal will not harm plants but will keep weeds from growing. Another option (though not one I enjoy recommending) is the use of conventional weed killers. Most weed killers will dissipate after a certain period and that period will be noted on the packaging. Ortho Grass-B-Gon will kill weeds but won't harm your monkey grass.