Any way to get rid of Zoysiagrass?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lampeslawnservice, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. lampeslawnservice

    lampeslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Any one know of an effective way to get rid of Zoysiagrass? I just signed an old lady that has a 20x20 section in her yard and hates it. In this climate it takes till about june to start growing. Her lazy neighbor down the block started the problem a few years ago and of course now all her misfortunate neighbors have to pay the price. It is amazing to see how the stuff can transplant itself across a street.
  2. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Dig it up and replace with appropriate sod.
  3. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    sod cutter to remove parts of it. but if I had to do it I would wait till it greened up hit it with fusilaid, wait a few weeks roundup to be sure and get it, Then cut it out and replace with cool season grass.


    BUT ONLY if you are licensed.
  4. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    NO! even if you roundup the grass and dig it up it will come back in a couple of years. The root mass on this species is enormous and it will come back eventually. If you only want to do work for her for a couple of years then go for it, otherwise tell her to move.

  5. Rook00

    Rook00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    I suggest Dynamite!

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