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Asked by
bobby morgan on
July 14, 2017
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Q. monkey grass

some of the leaves look like they are turning yellow–almost dying. why and can i do anything to stop it?

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Asked by
jenngreen53 on
August 20, 2017
Abilene, Texas 79603

Q. monkey grass

can you over water monkey grass

Answered by
jenngreen53 on
August 20, 2017
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can you over water monkey grass

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 28, 2017

Q. Loriope/monkey grass

I have patches of monkey grass that have overtaken my garden. How do I get rid of it? Common weed killers seem to make it grow faster. Digging it up is impossible since it has spread into my lawn as well as in my rock garden.
thanks!
Cynthia Rogers

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 29, 2017
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Liriope is quite a tough plant, so a combination of strategies will be most effective. Digging is really the most effective strategy, but is a lot of work, since you have to get as many of the underground roots and runners as possible. Any left behind will attempt to re-grow. You could also try to smother it with weed fabric in the rock garden.

Unfortunately, herbicides aren't all that effective on their own, but those that contain glyphosate or diquat (if available in your area) can help when they're used to kill plants that re-grow after you've dug up most of them. Edging between the rock garden and lawn could help prevent the monkey grass from spreading again once you've removed some of it.

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Asked by
kbrooksrd on
April 6, 2018
york, sc 29745

Q. My monkey grass has brown spots on the old leaves. What do I do?

I know I am late cutting this one back, but when I got ready to do so today it had a lot of brown spots on it. Does it need fed something? This one is in a pot with some bleeding hearts (that the cold weather got). They have done well together for years. What suggestions do u have. I love this pot full of goodies. Karen

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 7, 2018
Certified Expert
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It sounds like they are experiencing a fungal infection. I would apply a little wettable sulfur, and dolomitic lime to the soil. This will help take care of the issue. You can still cut them back now. This will help with recovery as well.

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Asked by
Delindak51 on
February 28, 2019
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Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 1, 2019
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This depends on the variety that you have planted. There are some Liriope grasses that are hardy down to zone 5, but many are not.
I would cover to be safe but always remove the coverings after temps have warmed to above freezing as to not burn the plants.

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Asked by
Sherril on
June 14, 2019
67401

Q. Is monkey grass deer resistant?

We are building a house and have a shaded sloping area that we would like to plant with monkey grass. We understand that there are several deer in our area and would like to know if monkey grass would be a good choice for our slope

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
June 14, 2019
Certified Expert
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Monkey grass covers several different grasses including mondo grass, dwarf mondo grass, spreading liriope and clumping liriope.

According to this extension fact sheet, mondo grass is seldom damaged by deer and liriope is occasionally damaged. Bear in mind, although a plant is labeled deer resistant, they will eat about anything if hungry enough, so no plant is totally immune.

https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/files/library/71/Deer%20Resistant%20Plants.pdf

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

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