Ideas on Killing couch grass in garden beds....Doing my head in!!

Discussion in 'Open Discussions' started by Sam & Max, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Sam & Max

    Sam & Max Well-known Member

    My what? LOL
     
  2. Heifer

    Heifer Gold Member

    hehehe ;)

    grass tree :)
     
  3. Sam & Max

    Sam & Max Well-known Member

    LOL....blackboy :p
    Which.......I hate.....hate...hate....
     
  4. manocaaron

    manocaaron Well-known Member

    FUSILADE Its awesome. Expensive, but spray it all over your garden beds and it only kills the couch. (and other grasses) You need to add a water dispersant to the spray though. (I think detergent works ok) It takes around 6 weeks to die but die it does. And your plants are completely safe!
     
  5. Heifer

    Heifer Gold Member

    Dig it up, with 1 cubic meter of (cooch-free!) soil and bring it to my place :D
     
  6. Sam & Max

    Sam & Max Well-known Member

    OH wont let me...He likes it.....pfft
     
  7. Heifer

    Heifer Gold Member

    Its probably like 10-20years old lol they are very slow growing
     
  8. Sam & Max

    Sam & Max Well-known Member

    Its about 10 years old :) stupid thing...Dont go with my other plants....n grass :p
     
  9. dirtbug

    dirtbug Gold Member

    so is that the grass trees official name???

    i can never keep up its blackboy or grass or balga or balka OMG so many names!!!
     
  10. Heifer

    Heifer Gold Member

    Xanthorreheoa is the genus :) within which there are a whole heap of species.

    Blackboy is politically incorrect, and has been replaced with "grass tree".
     
  11. Merlin

    Merlin Well-known Member

    EEEEEKKKK Hef yep, but a good dose of fusilade, let it die off then go to town on it. ARGHHHH Sam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Same with yours. I have found couch runners up to a meter underground, they search for water and nutrients :(

    Both my previous houses had couch all thru the garden beds I near on got it all out. First house didn't have kerbing and was easier to maintain by keeping a 10cm gap between lawn and bed. The next house with the kerbing it was forever growing under the kerbing into my rose garden :( Every 2 weeks I was pulling it out, digging down to the kerb and snapping it off :(
     
  12. Sam & Max

    Sam & Max Well-known Member

    Ha!! In one of the beds out the back they were about a meter ABOVE ground PMSL :D
     
  13. Merlin

    Merlin Well-known Member

    LOL the quite often grow up the asbestos fence!!!!!
     
  14. Sam & Max

    Sam & Max Well-known Member

    Yer.....thats the other side of the front lawn....Didnt take photos of that one....You just cant quite seem to get the whipper snipper in the folds of the fence LMAO
     

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