removing skunk cabbage

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by fafhrd, May 1, 2004.

  1. fafhrd

    fafhrd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a large area of skunk cabbage that I would like to replace with grass. How can I permanently remove the skunk cabbage and still be able to plant new grass? Will mowing repeatedly and rototilling do the job? Bulldozing? Using sprays will be a huge job since the site is approx. 25'x150'! Please help.
  2. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    No fooling? Do you really have skunk cabbage coming up on your property? That stuff generally likes marsh land, or bogs. It almost makes me think that the environment needs to be changed somehow as to promote grass, but discourage a bog like condition that favors skunk cabbage.

    Spraying that area with a backpack sprayer wouldn't be anywhere as tough as some of the jobs your mentioning, but I'm not sure of the effectiveness of chemicals on skunk cabbage. If you did kill them chemically, perhaps you could put down pre-emergents to help keep them in check. At any rate... this is a new one for me.

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