Grass roots can invade and destroy a garden, so you must take care to use weed killers and application methods kill the grass without harming the other plant life. Get professional advice in this free video on gardening basics.
Hi, I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah. Today, we're going to talk about controlling grass in your garden. Today, we're looking at one of a gardener's biggest challenges. We have this beautiful perennial bed that's been invaded by grass. Unfortunately it's difficult to control weeds in and around other plants because most weed killers will also kill your perennials, annuals and shrubs. So, you have to be very careful how you use them. One exception is grass. There is a chemical that will kill the grass without disturbing the other plants. It works best, this high yield grass killer works best in conjunction with a horticultural oil. Mix the two together in the same sprayer and apply to the grasses. You don't have to avoid the other plants. It won't bother the other plants. It's important to remember a couple of things, grass killer works best in warm temperatures, 80 degrees or above and that takes a long time. Don't get discouraged, wait at least a month and then pull out the dead grass but make sure it's turned brown before you pull it out. If you have to kill plants that are tucked in tight with your desirable plants, there are a few things you can do. I cut the bottom out of a cup, put it over the plant and shoot the weed killer down through it. That way I don't get weed killer on the surrounding plants. You can also use a shield that attaches to your sprayer and protects the plants around it from the damaging herbicide. I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah. We've been talking about controlling grass in your garden.