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Old 25-07-2008, 10:38 AM posted to aus.gardens
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Default Removing kikuyu grass lawn

Hi,

Need some advice on how to remove kikuyu from the lawn. My backyard has a
large lawn section where the kikuyu grass has taken over.

Its located on a terraced bed above the paved courtyard. Quite a tricky
location to get to actually as there are no steps leading to it - only big
rocks. A real bugger to carry the lawn mower to there.

I thought of removing the kikuyu grass all together and mulching the whole
area - and placing drought resistant plants there.

Whats the best way to remove them - considering its winter now?

I thought of spraying the area of roundup - then laying down newspaper -
followed by mulch - and later adding the plants.




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Need some advice on how to remove kikuyu from the lawn. My backyard has a
large lawn section where the kikuyu grass has taken over.

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I thought of spraying the area of roundup - then laying down newspaper -
followed by mulch - and later adding the plants.


That's about all you can do, but don't be surprised if it reappears. I
suggest you buy neat glyphosate and dilute it yourself before applying: the
usual dilution for annual weeds isn't quite strong enough for dealing with
kikuyu.

If you decide you do want a garden bed in the area, I suggest following the
no-dig garden principles for starting a garden bed. It is a bit more work and
expense than mulch and newspaper, but you will get much better results. Land
that has been lawn for a long time is usually poor in nutrients and organic
matter.

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