Wild grasses are pesky plants that can squeeze into your perfectly well-manicured lawn. They are not only incredibly resilient but their seeds can be carried by the wind, meaning they can pop up anywhere. So while you’re dealing with one annoying patch, you’ll have another patch somewhere else growing right at the same time. This is not only irritating, but it’s also exhausting! Luckily, there are a few ways to deal with them.
Pull the unwanted grass by hand
For smaller areas, this is the best way to clear out weeds. You can use your hands and a trowel to get the job done. However, once there are too many weeds for this method to be feasible, you’ll need to resort to other techniques.
Spray weeds with a herbicide
Herbicides are chemicals that can kill off unwanted plants without hurting your garden plants. There are many different kinds of herbicides, so be sure to read the labels on each product before using them. Don’t forget that these products can be dangerous if misused!
Solarise the soil
This technique requires covering the soil with plastic sheeting and letting it sit under the sun for at least four weeks. The heat will kill any seeds that previous plants in your garden have left behind. When done correctly over time, this process can even prevent weeds from re-growing in the future.
The hot water method
One thing you can try is using a pot of boiling water on the offending plants. The boiling water will kill the plants without damaging the soil. Just pour it over the affected spots and leave it for an hour or two before checking on it again. If you do this a few times a week, the weeds should die off completely.
Getting professional help
If wild grasses have already taken over your lawn, it may be best to hire a professional who has some experience dealing with these kinds of problems. They will have access to specialised garden machinery and know how best to deal with the situation. It is also likely that they will be able to complete the job more quickly than if you did it yourself.
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