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Questions About Monkey Grass

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 24, 2016

Q. monkey grass turns yellow, then brown, then dies

We have planted monkey grass twice and half of it dies. We have it along the walkway to the wedding site by the lake. The walkway looks unkempt because of the many open spaces on both sides of the walkway. How often should I water and how much? It’s very frustrating! I’m always re-planting new monkey grass. Some of the monkey grass looks great, but then there are many dead spots.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 9, 2016

Q. Monkey grass near concrete

Is it safe for monkey grass can grow against the brick wall of your house without causing termite or bug crawling into the walls? I don’t mind having monkey grass, just want to be sure it’s ok to have against the wall.

Thank you!
grace T. Wyman

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 9, 2016
A.

There should be no reason your couldn't use Monkey Grass as a foundation planting. I would recommend not planting right up against the house structure. You want there to be room to grow and air circulation.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/monkey-grass/monkey-grass-a-spectacular-groundcover-for-the-lawn.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 8, 2016

Q. monkey grass

I’m having a hard time finding monkey grass disease problems. I see yellowing and dried out patches on the blades It’s getting worse and we need help asap. The spots on the blades are circular in shape or rather oval. Can you help?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 8, 2016
A.

This is Anthracnose fungus. Treat with a Fungicide.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/anthracnose-disease.htm

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Asked by
barbhaas on
February 20, 2017
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Q. trimming plants

What is the best way to cut monkey grass back?

Answered by
Alisma on
February 20, 2017
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As explained in this article, you can cut back monkey grass in spring as far as you like, as long as you leave at least 3 inches uncut:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/monkey-grass/pruning-monkey-grass.htm

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Asked by
aaascale1 on
April 4, 2017
Florence Ms 39073

Q. Monkey Grass

What flowers can I plant with Monkey Grass?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 7, 2017
A.

Almost all perennials, grasses and bulbs would work nicely with Monkey Grass.

Low growing ground covers also work nicely bordering Monkey Grass.

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Asked by
Joseph Hardegree on
May 8, 2017
Charlotte, NC 28210

Q. type of fertilizer to use for mokey grass

What type of fertilizer should be used on monkey grass and when should it be applied? Should you fertilize after transplanting in early May?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 10, 2017
Asked by
Patricia Clemons on
July 6, 2017
Louisville, KY 40206

Q. monkey grass

I have had monkey grass (6-7 around some flowers I plant every year (annuals)) in a specific place and every year we would cut it down because, of course, it has gotten much bigger and never had a problem. My neighbor cut them back with his lawn mower this year because they were so out of control (because I am older and cannot spend hours trying to cut them down by hand and my husband always took care of them but passed away last year). They look dead in the middle and overall don’t really look good. Do you think I am not watering it enough???

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 7, 2017
A.

If the center dies out it may be an indication that they need to be divided.
Monkey Grass can also suffer from crown rot fungus.
These links have more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/monkey-grass/monkey-grass-disease-crown-rot-causes-yellow-leaves.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/monkey-grass/monkey-grass-a-spectacular-groundcover-for-the-lawn.htm

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