How to Get Rid of Orchard Grass
Often we find different plants that grow in our garden without our knowledge. This can be a cause for concern since these plants can take or absorb the nutrients that is rightfully for the plants that we intended to grow. Weed is dreaded by a lot of people that would like to have a nice garden but there are other types of grass that grows such as the orchard grass that can easily cause the same amount of concern.
You will be concerned if you see orchard grass rapidly spreading throughout your lawn. These grasses grow tall and very rapidly. Orchard grass grows in almost any soil condition and doesn’t even need the sunlight. Orchard grass can take over your lawn and destroy the other plants that you have in your garden or the grass on your lawn. Aside from this, they are not really good to look at.
Much like weed, orchard grass can be killed in a number of ways. You need to start dealing with them while they are still young since they spread rapidly and you may lose control of them and when the time comes that you have to deal with them, you may have to pull out the other plants that you have in your garden. To help you with this task, here are some of the things that you can do:
The use of vinegar
Before you go anywhere to buy weed or grass killer, consider this, the chemical that you will buy may kill the plants that you intended to grow in the garden. For this reason, it will be best to look around the house for a solution that is readily available. Our suggestion is to go check your kitchen cabinet and see if you have vinegar lying around.
You can put vinegar in a spray bottle and search your lawn for any signs of orchard grass. You can use about 2 cups of vinegar for every 2 square foot of orchard grass. Spray the vinegar directly to the grass and let it soak. Allow it to saturate for maximum effect. Watch closely as the orchard grass should start to die within at least a half hour. The dying process should be completed after a couple of days. If they are still alive all you have to do is to repeat the process.
Use selective herbicides
herbicides are destructive forces that can even injure a person if not used properly. Wear protective gears when applying this chemical. Gloves, mask and long sleeve shirts should be worn at all times. When buying herbicide, choose selective herbicides that will just kill the orchard grass and would leave other plants alone.
Herbicides can be purchased from home and garden stores. If you are not sure what type of herbicides to buy, you can ask the local store representative to make sure that you are buying the right product.
Monitor their growth
When you kill orchard grass, make sure that you look after them and see if they are starting to grow again. The sooner you kill them the better. It will be a good idea to check the spot where you killed the orchard grass and see if they are starting to grow again. Quickly apply vinegar or herbicide if you see them since they are easier to kill at this stage.