DRY GRASS & WEED REMOVAL - Knowledgebase Question

WHITTIER, Ca
Question by CISCA68
July 12, 2009
I HAVE JUST GOTTEN A HOME WHERE THE BACKYARD HAS TALL WEEDS AND DRY (STRAW LOOKING) GRASS. THERE IS A LOT OF BAMBOO AND OVERGROWN SHRUBS. I WANT TO BEGIN TO CLEAN UP, AND WONDER IF I SHOULD WET THE DRY GRASS TO BEGIN REMOVAL. ETC.


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Answer from NGA
July 12, 2009

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If by removal you mean you are going to cut it all down and then dig it out or rototil the stubs and roots, it will be easier going if the grass is dry. You can use a scythe to cut things down, or a weed whacker fitted with a metal blade. All the debris should be raked or forked out and then you can rototil the rest. Prior to rototilling an application of Round Up or Brush B Gon should kill the roots of the grass and weeds. Start small and systematically work your way through the yard. By fall you should be ready to plant. Good luck with your project!

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