I have grass growing up through my hosta. How do I kill the grass?

Question by Chris S: I have grass growing up through my hosta. How do I kill the grass?
Without trying to pull evry individual stalk or killing the hostas?

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Answer by MaryJ
Grass killer. Or just cut the grass.

What do you think? Answer below…

4 Responses to “I have grass growing up through my hosta. How do I kill the grass?”

  1. gavira_76 says:

    Every garden centre should sell weed killer – it’s a spray, and you spray all the unwanted grass with it and it dies next day with the root as well. then you can just cut it.

  2. Samm says:

    You have to pull it, if you spray you will most likely kill your Hostas. Clean out a large ring to keep the grass at bay and use weed cloth and mulch to cover.

    This will discourage having to do it very often.

  3. Earnest T. PhD/THC says:

    Chris , first heavily water the area . Then you can pull out the unwanted grass and it’ll come out easily . Reach down to the base of each blade and you’ll see that you can grab a bunch of them at the same time . Also some grasses have off-shoots so if you grab the base you’ll also find those shoots and clear more than you expected with each pull .

    EDIT* – I forgot . Don’t spray them . Chemicals that kill grass also kill hostas . And do try to not use chemicals anyway . Chemicals kill necessary microbes/bacteria and they kill necessary insects .

  4. jmada05 says:

    Might try using more mulch in/around hosta, but I think you are going to have to do some pulling also.

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