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Old 05-20-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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I am confronted by a lawn with quite a lot of quackgrass in it which TruGreen has not been able to deal with and I am wondering what is the best and most effective way to get rid of it? My rough estimate is almost 30 to 40% of the lawn is quackgrass now. I really don't feel like pulling it all out manually because there is too much of it and the root system is quite extensive.

Any ideas about how to effectively remove quackgrass?
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Myakka City, FL(just east of Sarasota, Bradenton)
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Need to know where you live, what type grass you want it out of.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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Central Indiana and I believe the good grass is Kentucky Bluegrass. It seems that the quackgrass doesn't even go completely dormant over the winter. One chemical lawn guy looked at it in late March or early April and said it is Tall Fescue. Then another guy with the same company just today said it is Quackgrass and they don't have a selective herbicide to kill it. He mentioned something about waiting until fall to aerate the lawn to try to get the quackgrass out that way and throw grass seed down where the quackgrass was.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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Give up. Turn your lawn into a raised bed veggie or flower garden. It would be pretty and functional.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Give up. Turn your lawn into a raised bed veggie or flower garden. It would be pretty and functional.
That sounds like an excellent idea to avoid mowing, except nothing would grow during the cold winter months...no flowers and no cucumbers. I can always put astro turf down which may be cheaper than trying to remove all of the deep Quackgrass roots/rhizomes. Roundup concentrate plus hasn't killed them.
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