Discouraging invasive grasses in wet natural area and

Asked October 31, 2020, 4:47 PM EDT

We back up to a natural woodland area , the invasive grasses are taking over and growing into lawn. How do we discourage grasses and will bushes or trees grow in this wet area? What. Bushes would you suggest?

Wayne County Michigan

1 Response

That is very frustrating. Identifying is always important when we talk about eradicating a pest, in this case your invasive grasses. Do you know what it is? Here is my guess along with some methods or controlling it.
https://www.michigan.gov/invasives/0,5664,7-324-68001_73817-178183--,00.html

And yes to planting new things! Here is a list of some things that do well in wet sites, along with some plans.
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/wrd-nps-landscape4wq_401217_7.pdf
https://extension.psu.edu/trees-shrubs-and-groundcovers-tolerant-of-wet-sites

And lastly I wanted to share this lakeshore resource with you. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/understanding_lakeshore_ecosystems_part_1