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    How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    My aunt is having some trouble with quackgrass. Does anyone know a good way to get rid of this problem. Obviously, you could tear up the lawn, but she wants to avoid that. Any solutions?



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    If you dont want to tear up the lawn, I think round-up is about your only viable option.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    Depends how much Quackgrass you have but using a paint brush and brushing on Roundup works. Just need to be careful to not spill the roundup on the yard or your aunt will have dead spots in the yard.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    My aunt is having some trouble with quackgrass. Does anyone know a good way to get rid of this problem. Obviously, you could tear up the lawn, but she wants to avoid that. Any solutions?

    Not sure what she can do this year...but it can be controlled next year with some timely pre-emergent.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    Quote Originally Posted by northernclone View Post
    Not sure what she can do this year...but it can be controlled next year with some timely pre-emergent.
    Nope. You are confusing quackgrass (perennial) with crabgrass (annual).
    I dont think that anything takes out quackgrass except roundup.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    You should get together with the guy who has moles. You capture and remove them from his yard and turn them loose in auntie's yard to destroy the quackgrass. That is what corporate suits call win-win out of the box synergy.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    You will have to use roundup more than once. I think this grass has dormant buds that sprout if the main plant is killed. You can actually fertilize and then later apply the roundup as this should kill the whole plant.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    To make a long story short quackgrass is evil.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    I sent my 6 year old out there and he pulls it all up when he sees it. Great plan. The nice part about the grass is that it has shallow roots so you can pull it out without getting much of the good grass with it. And yes, as 112 said, its evil.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I sent my 6 year old out there and he pulls it all up when he sees it. Great plan. The nice part about the grass is that it has shallow roots so you can pull it out without getting much of the good grass with it. And yes, as 112 said, its evil.
    Are you sure it is quackgrass and not crabgrass? I read that quackgrass has a strong root system. I am not sure how to tell the difference though. I have clumps of grass on my lawn that grow taller than the rest and I don't know what it is.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeTheCyclone View Post
    Are you sure it is quackgrass and not crabgrass? I read that quackgrass has a strong root system. I am not sure how to tell the difference though. I have clumps of grass on my lawn that grow taller than the rest and I don't know what it is.

    I havent a clue. Its everywhere including the neighbors lawns. I put crabgrass killer on it and it didnt die, so I dont know.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?



    I would do the paint brush with round-up and see how that works. The roots are tricky.



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeTheCyclone View Post
    Are you sure it is quackgrass and not crabgrass? I read that quackgrass has a strong root system. I am not sure how to tell the difference though. I have clumps of grass on my lawn that grow taller than the rest and I don't know what it is.


    Quackgrass



    Crabgrass



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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    Quack Grass vs Crabgrass | DoItYourself.com

    I didn't know the difference between quack and crabgrass until someone pointed it out in this thread. Quackgrass grows more upright, while crabcrass stays lower to the ground. I'm thinking that mat in my front yard is quackgrass. It appears the only way to get rid of it is roundup.


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    Re: How to get rid of Quackgrass?

    Also read that you can pour boiling water over crabgrass and it will kill it. Anyone tried that?



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