How to Get Rid of Bad Grass


Unwanted weeds and grass are a constant annoyance to homeowners trying to maintain a healthy lawn. While there are steps you can take to prevent the invasion of foreign grasses, there is no method that is 100 percent effective. Thankfully, a simple application of herbicide will kill bad grass that has arrived in your lawn quickly and efficiently. Once it is applied, you can take steps to regrow the patches and restore your lawn completely.

Things You'll Need

  • Sprayer
  • Herbicide containing glyphosate
  • Protective work pants
  • Goggles
  • Drop cloths
  • Transfer liquid herbicide with glyphosate into a garden sprayer and pump the sprayer to prepare it for use.

  • Protect your eyes with a pair of goggles and be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and long work pants to prevent contact with the skin.

  • Cover nearby plants and vegetation with drop cloths as the herbicide can harm both plants and grass.

  • Press the lever on the wand of the garden sprayer and aim the herbicide directly onto the blades of unwanted grass. Soak the grass entirely with the herbicide.

  • Monitor the bad grass over the course of a week. Reapply the herbicide if necessary.

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