Vinegar for Natural Control of Nut Grass


Vinegar is effective for controlling nutgrass. Nutgrass is a weed native to Eurasia. It is evasive and can be hard to get under control. It is known to ruin lawns in addition to choking flowers and vegetables.


  • Pour white vinegar into a spray bottle and spray it directly on the nutgrass. Keep it away from plants or grass you don't want killed. Reapply on re-emergent growth as needed.


  • With an invasive grass such as nutgrass, vinegar may not be enough by itself. According to Howard Garrett a two pronged approach is best. Let the problem area dry out, and then dig out the plants and spot treat with the vinegar spray.

Alternative Solution

  • Horticultural molasses is an effective, nonchemical solution for nutgrass. Combine 1/4 to 1/2 cup of liquid horticultural molasses per gallon of water and drench the problem areas. Sprinkling 3 to 5 lbs. of dry molasses per 100 square-feet of nutgrass also works.

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