Pampas grass and vegetables

AINE YOUNG asked 11 years ago
Very well established pampas grass killed by frost. Have almost killed myself, removing all the base plant. Thinking of siting a raised bed here now for vegetables . Any danger of any roots re-shooting into my veg? would you consider cardboard or black fabric on the base?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
If the plant was dead and you have removed all the shoots and left only roots, there is no chance of re-sprouting. On the other hand, if it was not quite killed by frost and you have left the base of the shoots, it could easily re-sprout.

If you are not sure, you could apply Roundup to any remaining bits of stems and this will kill it.