The best methods for getting rid of wheat grass on the site
Wheat grass is a powerful weed that inhibits growth and interferes with the development of
garden crops. Spreading over the site, it quickly fills the territory,
taking away moisture and nutrients from vegetable plants.
High yields in such a neighborhood can not be expected, so weed must be controlled.
The mechanical way to combat wheatgrass
This plant is incredibly tenacious, therefore, to get rid of wheat grass, you need to make considerable efforts. An excellent traditional way, although the most time-consuming, can be considered mechanical, when the site is removed from the weed by removing it manually. It is not so easy to remove all the rhizomes, but if you do this work carefully, the next year, the plants on the site, most likely, will not appear.
If you put on a large one, and it is possible to use a tractor or cultivator for plowing, it is worth using it.
During plowing with a walk-behind tractor, some part of the rhizomes is wound on milling cutters. All roots remaining in the ground must be removed. Wheatgrass should be selected from the soil during the formation of beds, since a full-fledged weed often grows from any minor part of the root.
The simplest and most effective method is mulching.
However, it is important to implement it correctly. The weedy area is covered with material that does not transmit light. For this purpose, it is allowed to use slate, roofing material, a special covering material of black color or boards. After some time, the wheatgrass begins to turn yellow, after which it dies. Using this method, you can quickly get rid of weed.
To displace wheatgrass from the site, it is useful to sow peas, oats or mustard in early spring.
These siderates easily displace weeds. After about 3 weeks, useful plants are mowed and planted in the soil, where they will serve as an excellent fertilizer for vegetable crops.
Special preparations for wheatgrass in the garden
If the owner of the site does not have the time and energy to machine it, lime
means will help special products that destroy harmful weeds and at the same time do not harm useful crops.
But such drugs are recommended to be used in certain phases of plant growth and development, having carefully studied the requirements set forth in the instructions.
For example, carrots must be processed after the formation of cotyledon leaves and before the formation of the root crop. At other times, spraying the culture is undesirable.
Any chemical preparations should be treated with caution, trying to avoid
getting on cultivated plants that could die from such exposure.
The most popular weed control product is Roundup, with which you can effectively kill wheat grass. In places where vegetables have not yet been planted, it is allowed to use such herbicides of universal influence as Antiburyan, Agrokiller, Tornado.
In the garden should use directional drugs.
For example, if you need to remove wheat grass on a strawberry plantation, use the Lontrel herbicide, which acts selectively without affecting strawberry plantings. On the potato field, tomato plots and onion beds with wheatgrass Zenkor or Lapis lazuli perfectly do.
Beetroot and cabbage plantings will clear Hacker from weed.
Frequent use of chemicals is not recommended. Herbicide treatment of the plot is allowed once every 3 years.