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    The only way to get rid of Johnson, grass is to hand pull that shit down to the roots
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    Johnson grass has "stolons" not roots, and the only way I know of to get rid of it is with a chemical spray that gets down to the stolons. But if you want to spend time pulling that Johnson grass, go head on.
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    I got rid of my yard’s Johnson grass by pulling it up. It was easy to pull up after a rain or good watering. Now Dallis grass is harder to eradicate as you must make sure to get all the roots if you don’t want to use a strong herbicide. It grows quickly and seeds out easily. My biggest problem is that invasive King Ranch Bluestem which took over a part of my lawn that did not get adequate water during the 2011 drought. This grass is found all over town especially in unkept lawns, fields, and next to roadways. and is the one that quickly grows by leaps and bounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner truth View Post
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    Johnson grass has "stolons" not roots, and the only way I know of to get rid of it is with a chemical spray that gets down to the stolons. But if you want to spend time pulling that Johnson grass, go head on.
    Yes, Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) has fibrous roots and rhizomes, which are horizontal underground stems:
    Roots
    Fibrous roots grow from an aggressive rhizome system that can extend over 6 ft (1.8 m). The roots can also develop at lower stem nodes.
    Rhizomes
    Thick, white to brown rhizomes with purple or red splotches are usually found in the top 8 in (20 cm) of soil. The rhizomes have long, scaly, brown sheaths at the nodes. When mature, the rhizomes can be seen if the plant is hand-pulled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner truth View Post
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    Johnson grass has "stolons" not roots, and the only way I know of to get rid of it is with a chemical spray that gets down to the stolons. But if you want to spend time pulling that Johnson grass, go head on.

    Yes, Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) has roots in Texas, and it's considered an invasive species in the state. This fast-growing perennial grass can spread easily by means of its rhizomes, which are horizontal underground roots. The rhizomes are thick, scaly, and spotted with purple, and most of them are found in the top 8 inches of soil. When mature, fleshy white rhizomes can be seen if plants are hand-pulled. Johnsongrass also has a fibrous root system that can develop roots at lower stem nodes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner truth View Post
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    Johnson grass has "stolons" not roots, and the only way I know of to get rid of it is with a chemical spray that gets down to the stolons. But if you want to spend time pulling that Johnson grass, go head on.
    Yes it dose have roots.
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    whatever ....
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