How to get rid of quackgrass: to gain control over the weed

Erin Browne

If you’re wondering how to get rid of quackgrass (Elymus repens) then it’s likely that your land has fallen victim to this common perennial. No garden is entirely safe from quackgrass – and if you spot this aggressive weed in your exteriors then it is important to act fast. 

Quackgrass spreads and reproduces via powerful underground rhizomes (horizontal roots) – meaning it can overrun your garden in very little time – so you’ll need to become acquainted with the appropriate garden ideas and solutions fast.   

How to get rid of quackgrass – according to experts 

Quackgrass weeds

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‘Quackgrass is an invasive weed that is extremely difficult to get rid of after it has taken root in your yard or garden, so the best thing you can do is to prevent it from growing in the first place,’ says Brandon Ballweg, a garden expert from Solid Ground Environmental (opens in new tab)

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