Post a reply

Avatar for akajust
May 29, 2020 3:33 PM CST
Thread OP
SE Iowa
I've a terrible problem with grass in my vegetable garden here in SE Iowa.
It comes back every year about this time of year when the rains start.
Any help killing it is appreciated.
Last edited by akajust May 29, 2020 3:36 PM Icon for preview
Avatar for oneeyeluke
May 30, 2020 1:19 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Quitter's never Win
Birds Cat Lover Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener
Put a thick layer of hardwood mulch over the areas you want to control the weeds. The hardwood mulch will tie up the nitrogen and starve the grass.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
May 30, 2020 9:05 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
It's going to depend on what types of grasses are coming up.

For instance, bermuda or nut sedge, or johnson grass?
Probably make a career out of fighting those.

But... something like annual rye? You could probably just till it under before it produces seed and reap the benefit of all that free green manure!

But... It's impossible to give advice specific to your yard when we don't know what the problem plants are.
May 30, 2020 10:46 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
See you in the funny papers!
Charter ATP Member Frogs and Toads Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland
Composter Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds
A couple pictures even would tell a lot.
Plant it and they will come.
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
  • Started by: akajust
  • Replies: 3, views: 109
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Coneflower and Visitor"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.