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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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In this case, the best course of action is to dig up the whole plant to enable you to tease out the couch grass roots from those of the plant you want to keep.
The fairway grasses were changed in the build-up to the Cup to Legend Couch grass, a slower-running grain which club officals hope will defend the course against the powerhouses Story of 2009 Two of the most dominant players of the 1980s and 90s, Fred Couples and Greg Norman, led their teams for the first time.
Since work began last week, almost 1000 tonnes of material have been removed from the site, and now a 15-man team is laying a new, 50-millimetre blanket of fertiliser, sand, soil and fresh couch grass.
No sooner have you weeded the beds and borders during a fine spell than you'll have to do it again following a downpour, as seedlings emerge and difficult perennial weeds such as ground elder, couch grass and bindweed do their worst, climbing up plants or spreading their underground roots so they are virtually impossible to eradicate.
Couch grass (Agropyron repens) - The traditional use of Couch Grass is for the treatment of urinary tract, bladder, and kidney complications.
While Schistocerca gregaria, eats a wide variety of plants, it does have a strong selectivity in its food even when many plant species are present (Le Gall et al., Young nymphs of the first three instars preferentially consume the lush short couch grass Cynodon dactylon..
"Pirey," by the way, means "couch grass," and in the context of this work, it symbolizes human persistence--the translators decided to leave the word as is, with its foreign sonorities intact ...
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.
Try, for instance, to eradicate couch grass from a flower bed.