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How can I get rid of couch grass rhizomes from my soil?

 
jack sweeney
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I live on a rental property at the moment but I am in the process of moving, where I am moving to has no couch grass and I would like to keep it that way. Not knowing the danger of couch grass I started a vegetable beds at my rental property a few years ago, seeing as I put a lot of work into making the compost like soil I still won’t to use the stuff at the place I am moving to.
I know I could kill all the couch rhizomes in a hot compost pile but am not certain if I would have all of the ingredients to make a hot compost pile or the experience needed to guarantee a successful hot compost pile.
The two options I am thinking of is putting some of the couch riddled soil in with my bathtub worm farms and or putting some of the it in my chook pen and let them scratch up all the soil and get rid off all the couch rhizomes.
Does this sound like it will work in getting out all of the couch grass rhizomes from my soil or should I not risk it and just leave the soil at my rental place?
Thanks in advance,
Nickolas.
 
chrissy bauman
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Location: Sunset Zone 27, Florida
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both of those options should work...
probably a stupid question, but you want to bring dirt with you when you move?
another way to kill weeds is to cook your dirt in a solar oven. would work for small quantities anyway. how much contaminated soil are you going to bring with you? wouldn't it be easier to just start over with fresh, uncontaminated? you have worms and animals; it cant be all that hard to make fresh, safe humus.
 
James Colbert
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Shade them out. Grow something that is vigorous and taller than the grass. That combined with heavy mulching should deal with the grass.
 
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