What Is Nimblewill and How Do I Control It?
WHAT IS NIMBLEWILL?
Don’t be fooled by the cute name. Where it’s shady and damp, this weed sets up camp. Nimblewill is a native grass that lives mostly in the eastern part of the country. It thrives in rich soil and anywhere it can take cover from the sun. This aggressive grass sets seeds in the fall and hides until spring. Here are a few tips for keeping it under control.
WHERE THERE’S NIMBLEWILL, THERE’S A WAY: 5 WAYS TO CONTROL IT
Step up drainage
If your landscape is damp, Nimblewill will move in. You can arm your soil with compost to help it drain better. Diverting water away from the troubled areas will also help a lot — you can do this with a small, dry stream bed or ditch.
Let the sun help
Nimblewill can survive in the sun, but would much rather live in the shade. Disrupt its home by removing branches of overhanging trees, and let the sun do the rest of the work.
Keep your landscape healthy
A well-fed yard is typically a Nimblewill-free yard. By keeping your grass blades thick and healthy, the weed won’t be able to establish itself.
Fortunately, the roots of Nimblewill are shallow. So if you see ‘em, go ahead and pull ‘em. Just know that you might be pulling up seeds as well.
Bring in backup
If Nimblewill is too well-established, spot treat it with Roundup® Ready-To-Use Weed & Grass Killer III and that’ll be the end of your Nimblewill problem. Remember to protect any desirable plants in the area you’re spraying, as our products will kill them if they come in contact.