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.
- 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.
- Dig up the grass and roots
Removing the roots with the grass ensures limited regrowth.
- Treat or remove regrowth immediately
Regrowth must be removed immediately to prevent the grass from growing to a mature height and spreading.