Q.will monkey grass kill my roses?
Zone 39482 | george4209 added on April 18, 2016 | Answered
My wife says that the monkey grass growing in our front flower bed will choke out and kill our knockout roses. Is that true?
Answered on April 24, 2016
It certainly can. The monkey grass roots will steal nourishment from the rosebushes and also valuable soils moisture. I would create some barriers around the rosebushes so they have their own feeding and water take up zones. Knockouts are hardy roses but need to have a happy healthy root zone.
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