How to Get Rid of Jasmine
Jasmine is commonly grown as ground cover. This vine-like plant is very likely to grow and spread throughout lawns because of its tolerance for drought and cold. Jasmines are can compete with your grass in terms of nutrients from the soil. So if you have one of these, expect that you will have a shrinking turf.
Just like any other crawling plant, when you leave it unattended, it can really be a problem. It can be really out of order and everything can look like a mess. Amidst the other benefits of Jasmine, some people just can’t take the uncontrolled growth of its vines all over the place. Eradicating this plant as a whole may be quite a challenge but with a lot of patience and a pinch of luck, you will have your vine free garden again.
Spray them out
Since Jasmine spread quickly, spraying them might affect the plants that are near it. The best way to avoid that is to cover them with plastic for protection. There are a lot of ornamental plants that easily dies because of the harsh chemicals that herbicides have. Another thing to consider is the weather. If you can do this project on a non-windy day, that would be the perfect time. Using a herbicide that has glyphosate, spray thoroughly to the jasmine plant. It would also be better to do this during their growing season. Re apply the herbicide for about 10 days.
Keep them from growing back
After you have gone through the getting-rid-of-them stage, it’s best to find a way to keep them from growing again. For better results, dig up the dead Jasmine plant from the lawn. Using a blade, press it near the woody stem; about 3 inches near. Since Jasmine plants have a shallow root system, this would keep them out.
Protect your lawn
Never leave your lawn bare. That would just mean more space for the Jasmine to grow. You can cover your grass seed with 1/8 of an inch of dirt or maybe compost (which is healthier). Spread the seeds over the bare areas and make sure that everything is covered. Lastly, keep your lawn moist. Water the grass seeds thoroughly.
Jasmine is universally bred as ground cover. This vine-like plant has the tendency to breed and extend all over the lawn due to its ability to endure drought and cold. Jasmines can contend with grass in terms of nutrients from the soil. So if you these on your lawn then anticipate that your turf to shrink. Like that of all other crawling plants left unmanaged, it can be quite a nuisance.
Never leave your lawn uncovered. That would just imply more area for the Jasmine to breed and spread. You can cover your grass seed with 1/8 of an inch of dirt or maybe compost (which is healthier). Distribute the seeds on all the bare areas and be certain that every portion is covered. Finally, retain the moisture on your lawn. Water the grass seeds well.