Japanese Stiltgrass

Asked August 10, 2019, 12:24 PM EDT

Japanese Stiltgrass has gotten into my flowers and lawn. What’s the best thing to do. The lawn is kept short. I have tried pulling it out of the flowers. Is there anything I can put on the flowers that won’t kill them? What should I put on the lawn?

Montgomery County Maryland lawns and turf japanese stiltgrass

1 Response

Japanese stiltgrass has been a big problem this summer. Pull it out of your flower beds then apply 2-3 inches of mulch to the newly weeded area.
https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/426/426-724/426-724.pdf
The following information from our website will help manage it in your lawn. A pre-emergent can be applied next March to help prevent it from germinating.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/japanese-stiltgrass

Deb