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Unwanted grass in Wildeflower plot?

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    Default Unwanted grass in Wildeflower plot?

    I'm hoping someone can help...I have a wild flower plot in my yard, about 800 sq ft, The other wildflowers are coming along nicely. But the crab grass and bermuda is now growing in from the sides. We are just about to mow for the 2nd time this year. Does anyone have any info on what to do about the unwanted grasses in our wildflower plot?

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    Is your wildflower plot all perennial or a mix of perennial and annual wild flowers? Besides, edging and hand weeding there is no other valid choices to consider with a mixed wildflower plot. Keeping the crab grass grass under control is easier than Bermuda grass, which is a perennial and deep rooted. You could try spot treatment with an herbicide.
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    Grass is an annoyingly tough weed to eradicate. As Ron mentioned, installing edging around the plot (it should extend about 4inches into the ground ... this helps to stop underground runners from entering the plot), hand weeding, and spot application of herbicide is the way to go. Make sure to mow regularly around the plot -- you do not want to allow the grass to go to seed. When applying herbicide, you obviously will have to be careful not to get it on the non-weeds. Apply it to the crown/center area of the weed as opposed to spraying the entire plant to reduce the risk of unwanted casualties.

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