I would just sod and fix any soil or drainage issues in the process. Glyphosate has been a waste of time in my experience but I haven’t tried the glove in glove method.
What’re you doing this year, if anything?I spent way too many hours last year rounding up and digging out all the patches of poa triv in my back yard. Guess what....the triv is back and more rampant than ever this year 😭
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I'm somewhat stuck honestly. Between all the efforts in the backyard and also ripping out 1000sq ft in my side yard and reseeding, I am finding new patches of poa triv pretty much everywhere. I've resorted to just trying to keep my main front yard clear of it and make that area the best and stop wasting my time on the side and back yard. Those are shady, wet areas and mother nature doesn't seem to want me to remove the triv. As much as I try, everytime I remove patches of it, I end up finding dozens more a few months down the road. And all the patches that I've rounded up and/or dug out and reseeded end up being not only a waste of effort/time/money, but also take a decent length of time to establish and even look good. At this point, I'm better off with some lighter green patches of triv than patches of dirt that I need to baby and water and get seed to grow. I really gave it a valiant effort last year and unfortunately it was all a waste of time.What’re you doing this year, if anything?
Oh my god thank you so very much I had no idea I attached that thank you so so much I deleted it. Good lord
Same with me. Front is sun, back is shade. I have wasted a lot of my time trying to rid my lawn of triv.I've resorted to just trying to keep my main front yard clear of it and make that area the best and stop wasting my time on the side and back yard.
If you have a shady lawn and can live with the lime green color, Poa supina may be an option. It has about the same color of Poa annua and Poa trivialis respectively, so these would then be hardly noticeable. Supina crowds out other grasses by aggressive growth (stolons) if the conditions are right. This requires high N-applications and frequent irrigation. Shade is advantageous.Before I throw in the towel, I just wanted to double check - am I overlooking some option here?
If they ever sold 100% Triv-free seed, we would eventually not need it.If they ever made an Herbicide for this it would cost 1000 dollars an oz.