zoysia

jeremyjsMarch 20, 2009

I think I did a dumb thing when I built my raised beds. Since the part of my yard where I put my beds wasn't level I used 2"x12" and partially sunk them into the ground. The problem is I just tilled up the zoysia and I'm beginning to think that it didn't kill the zoysia like I'd hoped. can I just go get some clear plastic and solarize the beds to kill it off?

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Dan Staley

can I just go get some clear plastic and solarize the beds to kill it off?

Yes, until the stolons make their way into your beds again. That is: you need to kill the grass outside the beds as well, and keep it away.

Dan

    Bookmark   March 20, 2009 at 10:02AM
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jeremyjs

I don't really want to kill the grass outside the bed. I guess if it is a problem I'll just solarize it once a year in the spring; since zoysia is slow to spread more than a few inches. Or I could just add a barrier to the one edge of the beds that isn't more than 3 inches below the soil line.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2009 at 5:58PM
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Dan Staley

I'd do a barrier, as you don't want to kill any beneficial critters in the soil.

Dan

    Bookmark   March 20, 2009 at 6:54PM
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