Angie dunn
Angie dunn
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  • Jennings, FL
Asked on May 19, 2017

How to prevent grass from coming up in the garden.

KathyMichele PappagalloAngie dunn


How can I prevent so much grass to grow in my garden? I have beautiful green beans but in between is so much grass and I am afraid removing it would cause to pull up my bean plants. So what should happen before next growing season? I was afraid putting wheat killer down before hand it would keep my beans from germinating.
7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 19, 2017

    Smother the grass out with newspapers and black plastic
  • Susan
    on May 19, 2017

    Try smothering it with newspaper or heavy duty landscape fabric.
  • SandyG
    on May 19, 2017

    Covering with layers of newspaper and then spray with the water hose to dampen and hold down. You may have to put some dirt on and around paper depending on how much wind you get. At the end of the garden season, the paper should be almost decomposed and you can just plow/till under. Also, grass clippings are good to use and they will decompose.
  • Chas' Crazy Creations
    on May 19, 2017

    Dig up the grass to the roots. You can also pour boiling water on it to kill it without harming your other plants. You can spray it with vinegar and that will kill it as well.
  • Angie dunn
    on May 19, 2017

    Thank you so much for all your answers. Will start to save Newspapers now.
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on May 19, 2017

    You can also cover the grass with pieces of cardboard. Soak it down, and cover it with soil or mulch to keep it in place. The grass will die underneath, and the cardboard will turn into compost for your soil.

  • Kathy
    on May 20, 2017

    You could put 2-3 inches of mulch on top of cardboard (best), 9-15 sheets of newspaper. You could put the wheat killer on the mulch.
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