Grape Hyacinth Problem - Knowledgebase Question

Midvale, Ut
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Question by the_shadowk
September 17, 2010
We just moved into a new place and we are trying to plant grass, but we are having a problem with grape hyacinths. They are growing everywhere and we can't seem to get rid of them. There are thousands of them and we keep trying to dig them up. Are there any other ways to get rid of them?

Answer from NGA
September 17, 2010
Wish there were an easy way to rid your yard of the plants, but since they grow from bulbs, they will continue to sprout until the bulbs run out of energy. So, digging the bulbs is the first line of defense; cutting the tops of the plants and immediately painting the stubs with Round Up might also work. Round Up is a vegetation killer, though, and any plant it touches can die so work carefully with the product, targeting only the grape hyacinths. Sorry I can't recommend an easier solution.

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