Torpedograsses are weeds that grow on the ground, but they have been known to appear on walls and ceilings. They are not dangerous unless you touch them or walk over them. You may see these weeds growing in your garden if you do not keep up with watering your plants regularly. If you want to get rid of torpedo grass, then there is no need to worry because it can be easily eliminated using various methods.
How To Get Rid Of Torpedograsses?
There are several ways to eliminate torpedo grass. Some of them include:
1) Use a weed killer like Roundup (Roundup®).
It works well against all types of weeds including torpedo grass. However, it does not work so well on torpedograsses since they have thick stems and roots.
Also, some people experience allergic reactions when using this product on their skin. So, it is best to use it only when necessary.
2) Drenching the area where you want to eliminate torpedo grass with water.
This method works well on areas that are damp and covered with leaves. However, it might take a while before the weeds disappear completely.
3) Spraying the area where you want to eliminate torpedo grass with vinegar.
This method works very effectively on areas that are dry and exposed to sunlight. Also, it prevents the chances of the weeds re-growing.
It is best to use white vinegar since it works better than other types of vinegars on torpedograsses.
4) Using a common weed killer like Round-Up® works a lot better than using a non-commercial weed killer.
It could take time before torpedo grass disappears from your garden, but the chances of it coming back are very low because this method destroys the roots and stems.
How To Get Rid of Torpedograsses Using Common Household Things
There are many other ways to eliminate torpedo grass from your garden. These methods include:
1) Killing the torpedograsses by mowing or plucking them.
If you want to try this method make sure that you trim the leaves and stems very close to the ground. This way, sunlight won’t reach the roots and the grass won’t grow back.
After mowing or plucking the torpedograsses, make sure that you dispose them properly since they can be harmful if they go into your mouth.
2) Pulling out the torpedograsses with your bare hands.
If you’re brave enough to try this method, make sure that you wear gloves first to avoid getting itchy or uncomfortable sensations when you hold the grass. After pulling out the torpedograsses, make sure that you dispose them properly since they can be harmful if they go into your mouth.
3) Using boiling water to kill the torpedograsses.
Boiling water does a good job of killing torpedo grasses because it not only kills the roots, but also the stems and leaves. However, make sure that you don’t overdo it because the water can also damage the plants around it.
Sources & references used in this article:
Torpedograss—forage gone wild by K Langeland, B Smith, C Hanlon – Wildland Weeds, 1998 – se-eppc.org
CGA-362622: Soil Behavior and Foliar Versus Root Absorption by Torpedograss (Panicum repens) by W Williams, G Wehtje, RH Walker – Weed technology, 2003 – cambridge.org
Quinclorac: soil behavior and foliar vs. root absorption by torpedograss (Panicum repens) 1 by W Williams, G Wehtje, RH Walker – Weed technology, 2004 – BioOne
Reduction of Torpedograss (Panicum repens) Canopy and Rhizomes by Quinclorac Split Applications by P Busey – Weed technology, 2003 – cambridge.org