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Control Coco Grass

A common problem that I hear is how to control coco grass in the garden. If you do not plan to plant another garden this time of year, now would be a good time to try to control coco grass.

Coco grass is a common name that many people use to describe purple nut sedge. It is one of the hardest weeds to control. Coco grass is a sedge that reproduces by underground tubers. The problem is that sedges produce many tubers and they can lay dormant for many years before germinating.

The sedges will readily come up this time of the year and if left untreated they can take over the garden and continue to produce more tubers. Spray the coco grass with a glyphosate chemical such as Roundup. In a few weeks, more tubers will germinate and you can spray the newly emerged plants. Continue this process into the fall and then start again next year once you plant your spring garden.

It will take several years but if you are persistent you can get coco grass under control. Some of the old timers tell me that hogs like to eat the tubers and will root the coco grass out, but your neighbors may not appreciate that control method.

For more information on these or related topics contact Kenny at 225-686-3020 or visit our website.

Last Updated: 7/30/2013 10:13:42 AM

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