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Pompous grass?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Branchland, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    What is the best way to remove pompous grass? I'm sure I spelled it wrong. :rolleyes: Dig it up? Is it hard to do? I've got 2 large plants of it that the home owner wants gone.
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Cut it down and dig it up.Wear long sleeved shirt,heavy gloves and eye protection.It will slice you up if ya don't.
  3. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    Heehee, yep you meant PAMPAS grass, the lunatic ahead of me in line at the bank today was a POMPOUS AZZ...(trust me a couple of beers makes this really funny) :drinkup: .

  4. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    How hard is it to dig up? What about burning it up? I've seen that done but not sure how good it works. I've done cut it down but need to get ride of it all.
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    My neighbor burns his every winter and soon as the weather warms up it greens up and comes right back, I dont think fire will work

  6. Cahsking

    Cahsking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Dig, Dig, Dig....then... Round'em up Move'em out. It is like any other perennial, you have to get to the base of it. And take out any traces of it.
  7. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    duck tape the blades together and use a hedge trimmer to cut it now throw that away then dig it up split them in 2 pieces each and sell them for 20.00 a piecemoney on both ends the stuff is indestructable.
  8. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 878

    Dig it up and dig deep...Quater the root sections and sell them..In the right places it is great stuff...We use it for wind blocks out here in Nebraska and it makes a great snow fence in the winter..

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