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Question DetailsAsked on 3/11/2012

Is there anyone out there that knows how to get rid of a backyard full of torpedo grass so that I can plant a garden. Help?

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A daunting problem, to be sure. I would suggest something called soil solarization. You put down a layer of clear plastic over the area you want to kill off. Weight down the edges and in a few weeks, the heat held in under the plastic will kill all the grass and you can plant your garden. I'd suggest that you cut, catch, and remove the clippings of the grass before putting down the plastic to minimize seed sprouting after you take up the plastic. The heat will kill some, but not all, of the seeds - so removing them before the plastic treatment would be your best bet.

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