Our neighbor planted zoysia grass in his yard and rather than spreading in his yard, it has invaded our yard. Several years ago we 'killed' it with Round-Up and then tilled the yard before replanting with bluegrass seed. It was fine for a few years and now it is back and even worse than last time. This grass in NOT popular in our state and I DO NOT want it in my yard.
Unfortunately, persistence is necessary with this grass. Zoysia is extremely difficult to get rid of. You can either mow it down as close as possible to the ground and treat with herbicide or remove the sod with a sod cutter. Small areas or patches of Zoysia in a lawn can be treated with a non-selective type herbicide, such as Round-up. For best results, apply the herbicide when the Zoysia grass is still green, actively growing and not dormant or under drought stress. Since Zoysia grass may regrow, more than one application will probably be needed.
Hi, we live in zone 6b and just finished our spring cleanup over the weekend. We know grass seed must be kept moist and handled with care for next 2-4 weeks and are wondering what type of sprinkler would best. Also, annual bluegrass is sprouting all throughout the lawn - we heard that Weed-be-gon is not effective for it, and are reluctant to use Round-up due to the new grass seed. We are removing small, new clumps by hand when we see them, but what can we use on larger clumps before they drop their seeds?
Most sprinklers will be fine. Just make sure the water is evenly and gently applied. Really, the only thing you need to avoid is a jet of water.
As long as the new seed is growing, there is no chemical you can really apply to eliminate the annual bluegrass. But, you can use boiling water. Boiling water will instantly kill any plant in comes in contact with and leaves the soil un-contaminated.
Do you have a comparison chart of the types of hybrid bluegrass? Thank you, Jean
This article has information on types of Bluegrass.
I would suggest talking with your County Extension Office for a list of Bluegrass suitable to your region.
Hello, I am interested in a article on your "Gardening know how" page. I am in the Okanagan, Canada. and we have very hot dry summers here. I have been reading up on Hybrid grass and I think it would be good for my lawn. In the late summer we usually have water restrictions, so I want a grass seed that doesn't require as much water and won't turn brown as quickly as most lawns do around here. Also do you know a brand name of this Hybrid Seed so I can find a dealer and order it. Thanks for any help you might have. Jason
Where can I purchase Bandera KBG Seed....I can't seem to find it anywhere here in Virginia..... Thank You......Fred Partin
We cannot recommend specific retailers through the site. It looks like this seed may be difficult to find, but several companies seem to be offering it online. Your local extension office may be able to help too.
Could someone please identify the attached lawn weeds. Ever since I had sewage work done in my front lawn about 10 years age, I cannot grow grass in this area. I need to know how to treat or manage these weeds. I live in NJ.
It looks like annua poa, or annual blue grass. It's very hard to control because it puts out so many seeds. These articles should help: