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Will tall grass kill off rhubarb?

 
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I have a rhubarb plant that seems like it's being "eaten" by tall grass. Will the rhubarb kill off the tall  grass in a few years (it spreads by sending up new stalks from the rhizome)?

Do I need to worry? What should I do (not set up for chickens)?
 
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I put a square of old cedar fence boards around mine and mulch heavy, it also give me a place to put compost/manure in in the spring since it is a heavy feeder. But the grass doesn't seem to bother mine on those plants I have not corraled.
 
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I’m betting on th rhubarb
 
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Maybe it has something to do with what kind of tall grass that you have?

Most of my tall grass is easy to pull up, especially when young.

Mine is a native bunch grass.

Though some other varieties of tall grass might choke it out like johnsongrass.

I like Robert's suggestion of heavy mulch.
 
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