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Avatar for rpfromak
May 6, 2020 7:12 PM CST
Alaska (Zone 4b)
We have lawn grass invading into some adjacent gardening and landscaped beds. I have dug a trench about 10" deep and have placed a plastic barrier to block incoming grass roots.

I also dug up the dirt where the grass invaded and have turned it over and broken it up, but there still are many small grass root fragments in the dirt. Will these roots fragments grow into new grass? Would it help if I just left the dirt in a pile before replacing it? Is there anything else I can do to prevent grass from growing there or do I just have to take the dirt away?
Avatar for BrooklynStart
May 7, 2020 8:03 PM CST
Name: Steve
Port Orchard, WA (Zone 8b)
Normally, most of the roots will regrow. My suggestion is to wait until you see actual green new growth, then hand pull. Being that you have turned the area containing the unwanted grass, it should not be a hard manual task. However, it will be a weekly task for 1-2 months where you pull a few grass sprouts each week.
Avatar for rpfromak
May 8, 2020 2:01 PM CST
Alaska (Zone 4b)
Thanks for the information.
Avatar for RpR
May 16, 2020 3:25 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Quack grass can go down over a foot.
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