Cutting Japanese stilt grass

Asked August 30, 2019, 11:57 AM EDT

I would like to "catch" the best time to mow my stilt grass so as to stop it's successful seeding. Canyou advise, given current weather in Prince George's County?

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

Hi -- We are starting to see Japanese stiltgrass plants develop flowers NOW, so this is the time to mow. If you have a mower that can bag clippings, use the bag attachment to try to prevent seed dispersal. The rest of the year, we don't recommend bagging clippings.

Here is more information on managing Japanese stiltgrass.