Top Questions About Monkey Grass

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Questions About Monkey Grass

Asked by
Jen smith on
March 7, 2011

Q. I Transplanted Some Monkey Grass; It’s Turned Brown

I transplanted some monkey grass; it’s turned brown. Can I bring it back?

Answered by
Heather on
March 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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If it is still alive, you can bring it back by giving it some TLC. This article will help you determine if it is alive or not:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 11, 2011

Q. Pruning Monkey Grass

When is the appropriate time to prune monkey grass? Is it okay to do it now (mid March)?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 11, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Spring is a good time to cut it back. It will start to regrow here shortly and will look better for a trim. This article will provide additional information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/monkey-grass/pruning-monkey-grass.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 21, 2011

Q. Fungus on Monkey Grass

I am having problem with black spots on monkey grass. Any suggestions for treatment?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 22, 2011
Certified Expert
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The black spots are caused by a fungus, so you can treat the plants with a fungicide to get rid of them.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 30, 2011

Q. Trimming Back Monkey Grass

I have a large amount of monkey grass growing down my sidewalk. I’m not sure how or when to trim it back, or pull the brown blades.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 31, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 30, 2011

Q. Monkey Grass Looks Bad/Diseased

My monkey gross is looking bad on the ends. The ends are yellowish brown with brown spots. It is this way in several beds. Any thoughts as to what the problem could be?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 31, 2011
Certified Expert
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Most likely it either needs fertilizer or it is getting too much water.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 14, 2011

Q. Weeds in Monkey Grass

How do I get rid of weeds that grow in my monkey grass?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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Your best bet would be to hand pull as much as you can and then add mulch to keep weed growth to a minimum. However, you could also try sprinkling corn meal in the area, which has a chemical in it that acts as a pre-emergent on plant seeds preventing them from germinating. Sprinkling corn meal will not harm plants but will keep weeds from growing.

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Asked by
camdee on
April 17, 2011

Q. Transplanting & Cutting Back Monkey Grass

A friend gave me some Monkey grass this week. I have already planted it around my trees. I am wondering if I can cut it back to come out new this year since she gave me untrimmed plants. I don’t want to kill them.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 18, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can cut it back to within 3 inches without harming the plant. In fact, this will actually help with its regrowth. Here is an article that you may also find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/monkey-grass/pruning-monkey-grass.htm

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