Ways To Remove Ryegrass From Your Garden
Ryegrass is considered to be one of the best grass varieties for a lawn garden. Because it does most of its growing during the winter months and has a long, tangled root system, it often is the headache of garden lovers when spring rolls around. Here are ways to remove ryegrass from your garden. Locate the areas of your lawn garden where the rye grass is growing. Mark the locations you need to focus on by sprinkling coloured chalk around the rye grass. Dig 5 cm (2 inches) deep around the rye grass area with a spade. Water the area if the soil is compacted and difficult to dig into. Lift the rye grass area from underneath, subsequently removing the rye grass and the underlying root system. Place the removed rye grass into a wheel barrow or bin bag. Cut a landscaping fabric that is infused with herbicide to place over the rye grass area. The landscaping fabric infused with the herbicide will retard the growth of rye grass seeds and weeds. Place rocks on the fabric to keep it down. Keep the landscaping fabric over the rye grass areas during the warmest part of the summer for four to six weeks.
Lift and remove the rocks covering the landscape fabric. Remove the fabric and aerate the soil by raking the rye grass garden area. Pour your preferred lawn seed into a handheld feeder. Apply a thin layer of your lawn seed on to the bare areas of your lawn. Cover your lawn seeds with 3.25 mm (1/8 inch) of compost. Water the lawn seeds. Water the germinating grass with a light mist three to four times a day. Keep watering the seeds until the grass is about 2.5 cm (1 inch) tall before returning to your normal watering routine.