monkey grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by the scaper, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    how do you kill monkey grass? i tried scalping it with the mower and flooding it with roundup and it keeps coming back. i get alot of requests from good customers but that stuff is rooted so strongly that i've really got better things to do than dig this stuff out with a shovel. note: PETA members, this has nothing to do with real monkeys! thanks, ~the scaper~:cool:
     
  2. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I feel your pain!Try getting rid of a holly hedge row thats thrived for 15 yrs.No shovel---backhoe!:angry:
     
  3. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    yea grassdadddy, i've pulled alot of shrubs out with my truck, even pine tree stumps, but i've heard those hollys are rooted so well you can forget it. :confused:
     
  4. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Monkey grass is very prolific. Just keep spraying, but spray before you cut it down.
    It takes a while to get rid of it all.
    And yes Hollies are terrible. They have more roots than a sane man can deal with lol.
     
  5. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Funny, I have a customer that wants a couple hundred feet of this stuff killed ... tomorrow. And I don't have the faintest idea how to do it. I know I've spryaed every herbicide I have over the top of it and nothing has touched it yet. So what spray will kill it? One spray kill is what I'm after here. HELP! :dizzy:
     
  6. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    try diesel fuel
     
  7. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just diesel by itself? Or an herbicide mixed in it? Thanks.
     
  8. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    diesel fuel in sprayer alone.
     
  9. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep, then light a match and watch it gleam! Fa lala lala, la, la la, la!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  10. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i use diesel fuel, in moderation, to kill weeds in flowerbeds.
    to advertise, charge for, or otherwise uses herbicide in conjunction with your buiness here is a violation. you need a license.
    i am not award of a license needed to apply diesel fuel, and yes it will kill weeds and i would assume just about any vegetable matter. this would include monkey grass.
    diesel fuel is a volital liquid, and care must be taken when using it.
    i was raised on a farm, and seen it used on large areas. the old timers here sometimes use it because it is also cheaper than herbicide.
     

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