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the purpose of johnson grass

 
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Hi, in my land i let everything to grow and i have a lot of johnson grass . Some years ago somebody in this forum recomended me not to kill johnson grass until i replace it with another plants because it has a purpose.

Whats the purpose of johnson grass?
 
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Right now, to keep the ground from being bare.

I think the point of the advice was to make sure you have a strategy to keep the soil covered so the sun doesn't bake it dry and kill all the soil life.

So if you want to kill it, do so, but do it by dropping a lot of mulch atop it, like wood chips. And replace it with something else useful, something that fits your needs.

-CK
 
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Hard to argue with that Chris.  Johnsongrass is one of 2 things that pop up profusely when the ground is disturbed on my land.
 
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