couch grass


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couch grass,

name for several grasses, among them quack grassquack grass
or couch grass,
Old World perennial grass (Agropyron repens), now widely distributed and in the United States a troublesome weed. It somewhat resembles a beardless wheat and has creeping, yellowish rootstalks, the joints of which, even though
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couch grass

a grass, Agropyron repens, with a yellowish-white creeping underground stem by which it spreads quickly: a troublesome weed
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As in other places, many garden species have escaped to become weeds including African tulip, Candle bush, Neem, Poinciana, Rubbervine, Snakeweed, Couch grass, Lead tree, Pepper tree and Umbrella sedge.
A jumble of large stones, boulders, broken bricks and bits of concrete not only looks hideous, but it will quickly become infested with weeds like couch grass, nettles, ground elder and brambles which will be impossible to get rid of.
She is laying out her Tarot cards on the couch grass, asking her god, godde, goddess, where is her soul-mate?
Mr Cyril Crouch has couch grass problems in his Coventry garden and I would recommend the same product.
It is also known as quack grass, couch grass, wheat grass, quitch grass, Shelly grass, knotgrass, devil's grass, and scutch grass and if you still don't know what I'm talking about, its Latin name is Agropyron repens.
Try, for instance, to eradicate couch grass from a flower bed.
Foliar applied, intended to control the proper couch grass, barnyard grass and other monocot weeds in sugar beet, winter rape and maize varieties tolerant cycloxydim.
Look out for ground elder, couch grass and bindweed, which are among the most pernicious weeds and try to dig up all the white roots which, if left in the ground, will just sprout up again next year.
He has perfect soil for asparagus, but because there's so much bindweed and couch grass, he's never dug the area over enough.
And, I have to say, I can think of no more fitting punishment than a week or two of hard labour pulling out couch grass and planting potatoes.
Another rampant pest is couch grass, with its fast-growing rhizomes, which can produce hundreds of feet of roots underground, giving rise to a mass of shoots above ground.