Learning the Basics
What Is Monkeygrass and How Do I Control It?
Monkeygrass is the name for two similar plants that are popular for borders and ground cover
WHAT IS MONKEYGRASS?
Monkeygrass is the name for two similar plants that are popular for borders and ground cover. These grass-like plants are extremely versatile. They can grow in all sorts of soils and handle the sun just as well as the shade. Sounds great, right? Well, not exactly. One type doesn’t like to behave.
THE DANGEROUS DOPPELGANGER
While one type of monkeygrass (Liriope muscari) is a dream for homeowners who desire a beautiful border, the other type (Liriope spicata) can become a nightmare. It spreads like wildfire and might even take down your poor petunias. Not to worry — we have a solution.
NO MORE MONKEYING AROUND
If you’ve tried pulling and tilling monkeygrass but it keeps coming back, you’ve probably got the nasty kind. It has a tough underground network of roots that make pulling pointless. The solution? By treating aggressive monkeygrass with Roundup®Poison Ivy Plus Tough Brush Killer products, you can defeat it once and for all. Monkeygrass is resilient, so reapply if necessary.
INVASION OF THE NUTRIENT SNATCHERS
Liriope spicata grows best in warm weather, and although it isn’t native to the southeastern United States, it has taken over much of the region. That’s bad news for native wildlife, like plants that need to compete for water and nutrients.