wet area of lawn with rushes growing

QuestionsHow to growTrees and ShrubsWeedswet area of lawn with rushes growing
Janelle O\’Callaghan asked 13 years ago

Gerry, Help!! I have killed off some of my lawn for a shrubbery border (54ft long x 17 ft deep). I used Round-Up about 2 mths ago as the local garden centre said I could plant again after 4 weeks. It has killed off all of the grass but due to the volume of rain some grass is growing back and there are alot more rushes after appearing in the area. There was always a few rushes in the area but the lawnmower always kept them down when cutting the lawn. It is at the back of the garden and I wanted to put a 3 tier shrubbery, with large evergreen shrubs, then a layer of medium shrubs and then a layer of low growing ones at the front. What can I do to get rid of the rushes as I have weed blanket to put down and I’m worried if I put the weed blanket down over the existing rushes they’ll continue to grow and puncture the weed blanket.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Before planting trees and shrubs it is essential to control grass and weeds. Rushes can be killed with Roundup.

The rushes mean the soil is wet and this will limit your choice of shrubs and trees. See if proper drainage can be installed to take water away from the area.