Texas Gardening forum: unwanted grass

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Name: wendy james
frisco, texas
Oct 3, 2013 5:36 AM CST
I'm hoping someone can help...I have a wild flower plot in my yard, about 800 sq ft, The other wildflowers are coming along nicely. But the crab grass and bermuda is now growing in from the sides. We are just about to mow for the 2nd time this year. Does anyone have any info on what to do about the unwanted grasses in our wildflower plot?
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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Oct 9, 2013 1:53 PM CST
I try to put down cardboard and then mulch over top. I cut it to fit around the plants. Hope this helps
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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Oct 9, 2013 9:40 PM CST
It is not organic solution but Ortho has Grass B Gone that kills grass and not the plants. It will work on the bermuda but not sure about crabgrass
Name: Ramona
Texas (Zone 9b)
Oct 24, 2013 4:40 PM CST
Maybe, plant some pretty grasses, like Gulf Coast Muhly, to crowd out the crab & Bermuda grasses?
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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Jan 14, 2014 8:28 PM CST
I'd go with the cardboard and mulch...perferably after weeding the worst offenders. Bermuda, however, is persistent. Just keep after it. It's an abomination!
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