What to do about Johnson Grass?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jasonmbiggs, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. jasonmbiggs

    jasonmbiggs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    In these dry months when I can not cut as often, the Johnson grass just takes off like little trees everywhere. Then when I do cut I have to go very slow or go over twice. Is there a solution to this problem? Will the Gator blades or similar help? I run a Bobcat 48 WB. Mabey the deck is just not long enough from leading to trailing edge.
  2. 2menandamower

    2menandamower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    I have switched form gators to super high lift blades and I have seen a big difference. The gators are great for fall mulching of leaves but I am liking the super high lifts for the rest of the season....
  3. kmann

    kmann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    What brand are they? I have the high lift gators and they work good. But I'm always looking for something better.:drinkup:
  4. tarp5350

    tarp5350 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    you may want to find a rope wick and apply roundup on the johnston grass.
    that is what i did on my field where i had bemuda grass for hay. it worked real well.

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