How Do You Kill Elephant Grass?

Elephant grass can be a great wind break or accent plant in your landscaping. However, if unwanted, removal of elephant grass can be challenging. After removing the plant with herbicides or a shovel, you must be diligent to remove regrowth immediately to prevent the plant from reestablishing itself.

  1. Spray it with a herbicide containing glyphosate

    Spray the herbicide on the grass blades. The blades absorb the glyphosate and distribute it throughout the plant.

  2. Dig up the grass and roots

    Removing the roots with the grass ensures limited regrowth.

  3. Treat or remove regrowth immediately

    Regrowth must be removed immediately to prevent the grass from growing to a mature height and spreading.