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Old 03-24-2008, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Default How to kill monkey grass

Hi all - I have monkey grass growing up thru my asphalt driveway! How do you suggest I kill it? I tried round up a couple of days ago, but didn't seem to phase them a bit.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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I was under the impression that it takes a number of days for Round Up to kill a plant. What does the bottle say?
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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What IS monkey grass....pic please!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Katie1 - monkey grass is Liriope.

HEATHER72 - monkey grass is tough, give the RoundUp a week or so to work, then spray it again. Also note that colder temperatures can affect the efficacy of RoundUp.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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The effects of Round-up are effected by temperatures. The hotter the temps, the faster it works. When it's warm the cells in the plants move faster therefore transporting the Round-up (Glyphosate) quicker through the system.
Also you can double up the strength in the weed killers, if needed, to get rid of those stubborn plants. Just don't let the chemicals get on any living plants you want to save.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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HEATHER72 - monkey grass is tough, give the RoundUp a week or so to work, then spray it again. Also note that colder temperatures can affect the efficacy of RoundUp.
Ah ok, makes sense. Hubby was the one who was freaking... kill it now kill it now! lol
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Katie1 - monkey grass is Liriope.

HEATHER72 - monkey grass is tough, give the RoundUp a week or so to work, then spray it again. Also note that colder temperatures can affect the efficacy of RoundUp.
Actually monkey grass is only similar to Liriope. Liriope has longer, wider blades,and often grows taller than monkey grass. Liriope is also easier to deal with and less invasive than monkey grass.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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In the southeastern United States Liriope is referred to by the nickname monkey grass.
Liriope (genus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Oz
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I have a question...when a dog poops on monkey grass, does the monkey grass throw the poop?
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Not sure what part of the southeast you live in, but Where I live most people have both Liriope and monkey grass in their yards, and they don't call them both monkey grass.
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