Monkey Grass

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  1. Monkey Grass With Purple Blooms
  2. Will Monkey Grass Grow in New York State
  3. Time for Cutting Back Liriope in Northeast LA
  4. Ground Cover/Patio Edging
  5. Easy Way to Trim Monkey Grass?
  6. Monkey Grass Fertilizer
  7. Grass
Asked by Anonymous on January 3, 2011
Monkey Grass With Purple Blooms

Can you transplant monkey grass in the winter?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Unless absolutely necessary, I would not recommend it. Wait until spring to transplant monkey grass.

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Asked by pegschadt on January 8, 2011
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?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Time for Cutting Back Liriope in Northeast LA

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

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on January 24, 2011
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Easy Way to Trim Monkey Grass?

Is there an easy way to trim monkey grass?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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