Carpetgrass is a warm-season grass that is common in the southeastern United States, especially in poorly drained soils that are constantly moist. It produces unsightly weeds that resemble crabgrass and the lawn can appear coarse and unmown. The grass can be advantageous in cool and moist areas where easy cutting is more important than appearance, but many people find the unsightly grass more of a pest than an advantage. Carpetgrass has a number of weaknesses, from sun to salt to drought, and there are a number of ways to eliminate the grass from your lawn.
Things You'll Need
- Baking soda
- Bowl or cup
Refrain from watering carpetgrass, and expose grass to direct and intense sunlight. Carpetgrass can only grow in exceptionally moist conditions; the sunlight will help to dry the grass.
Add 1 cup of salt to 1 gallon of water and water the carpetgrass with this mixture. The salt will dry out the carpetgrass; carpetgrass will not tolerate salt.
Mix baking soda and water together in a small bowl or cup until it forms a paste; the consistency should resemble toothpaste. Apply the paste to any area affected by carpetgrass; the paste will dry out the carpetgrass, but will not harm regular grass or flowers.
Apply undiluted white vinegar to the carpetgrass; use enough to thoroughly soak the carpetgrass. Vinegar will kill the carpetgrass, but will also kill other grass and plants, so use cautiously.
Tips & Warnings
- Carpetgrass will start to die as soon as the weather starts to turn cold.
- Do not use products like baking soda or undiluted vinegar in areas where pets or children can come in contact with the grass. Neither of these products is completely toxic, but extensive exposure to either can create illness.
What Is Carpet Grass?
Carpetgrass is a creeping, warm-season grass that is found in fields and woods, along roads and pastures, and in home lawns. According...
How to Eliminate Nutsedge From a Lawn
Eliminate nutsedge from an established lawn by using a non-toxic, manual removal method or a targeted chemical herbicide method.
How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Carpet Odors with Baking Soda
Do you have dogs that tend to go on the carpet and need to save money? If you answered yes, then you'll...
How to Repair Yellow Burn Spots On Your Lawn With Baking Soda
Having 3 dogs and 3 goats outside I have had my share of yellow burn spots on my lawn. Depending on your...
How to Get Rid of Grass Stickers in a Yard in Florida
Grass stickers, which are also called grass burrs, are a weed that grows in the spring and summer months in Florida. When...
How to Use Epsom Salt on Carpet for Fleas
If you have pets then then you may have fleas in your home at some point. These black or brown bloodsuckers can...
How to Use Baking Soda to Kill Fleas on Carpet
Flea-eliminating products contain insecticides and toxic chemicals that can damage your carpet and are unsafe for you and your children or pet....
How to Kill Crabgrass With Baking Soda
Crabgrass is a type of weed that sprawls out from a central root and spreads quickly during hot and dry periods. The...
Natural Ways to Kill Weeds With Baking Soda & Vinegar
Weeds are irritating plants that can appear outside your home in your yard, garden or even in the cracks of sidewalks. Although...
What Will Kill Carpet Grass?
Carpet grass is a warm-season perennial grass that grows well in areas where other types of grass will not grow. It does...