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Asked by
pegschadt on
January 8, 2011

Q. Will Monkey Grass Grow in New York State

When visiting in NJ I fell in love with monkey grass as a low border and would love to grow it. Is it hardy enough for our cold winters?

Answered by
Heather on
January 9, 2011
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Monkey grass is hardy to zone 6. If you live in a zone lower than 6, it will not survive in normal parts of your yard. That being said, if you are in zone 5, you may have or be able to create a microclimate in your yard that can bump a small section of your garden up to a zone 6. This article will explain more about creating micro climates:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/how-to-make-a-microclimate.htm

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Asked by
Tommy Kellogg on
January 13, 2011

Q. Time for Cutting Back Liriope in Northeast LA

When is the time for cutting back liriope in northeast Louisiana?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 13, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 24, 2011

Q. Ground Cover/Patio Edging

I live in deep south Texas, and my patio does not get any direct sunlight. The area gets water three times weekly from the sprinkler system, and also receives run off water when hanging baskets and other pot plants receive water. Therefore, it stays fairly wet. The grass does not grow next to the patio and I want to plant some sort of ground cover, was thinking about monkey grass. Is there something else that would be better?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 25, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Monkey grass needs a good bit of light, so if it is a somewhat shady area, it might not do well. Any of the plants in this article would work well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/shade/ground-covers-for-shade.htm

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Asked by
sue on
February 19, 2011

Q. Easy Way to Trim Monkey Grass?

Is there an easy way to trim monkey grass?

Answered by
Heather on
February 20, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

If it is a large area, some people will set their lawn mower to the highest setting and will use a lawn mower. A weed wacker will work too, but it will look a bit ragged for a bit while it regrows.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 20, 2011

Q. Monkey Grass Fertilizer

I have the low growing, spreading monkey grass in Houston, Texas and am wondering what would be a good fertilizer for it. I’ve had it in place for over twenty years and have never fed it.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 21, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Monkey grass typically does not require any fertilizer, and in some cases, can even get out of control. To learn more about this plant, this article should help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/monkey-grass/monkey-grass-a-spectacular-groundcover-for-the-lawn.htm

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Asked by
bvinal on
March 1, 2011

Q. Grass

I have Monkey grass with St Augustine grass growing in it. Is there something I can spray on the area that will kill the St Augustine grass but not the Monkey grass?

Answered by
Heather on
March 2, 2011
Certified Expert
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Monkey grass should not be affected by grass specific herbicides, like Grass B Gon. They are designs to harm lawn and weed grasses rather than ornamental grasses. Just to be safe though, test on a small area before spraying the whole area.

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