Any way to get rid of Zoysiagrass?


LawnSite Senior Member
Burlington, Ia
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.


LawnSite Senior Member
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.


LawnSite Senior Member
Northern Indiana
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.


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