Grass growing through heathers

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Brendan Noonan asked 6 years ago

I have grass growing up through my heather. The heathers were planted several years ago and we used a black membrane to stop weeds. However the grass is shooting up through it and when it try to pull the grass it breaks and I am unable to get the roots. Do I need to dig it out and start again?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Mix up Roundup as directed for a spray, say two litres, or ready-to-use.

Put in a bucket, and put on rubber gloves.

Hold the grass on a gloved hand and wipe across it with a damp sponge. Repeat this every 3 weeks until all grass is withered.

Damp sponge only… to avoid drips on to heathers.