Close up of salt grass leaves.

Control Salt Grass

Many people ask how to get rid of salt grass. The following options can be considered for how to control salt grass.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove salt grass, physically cutting or pulling this plant up can be a somewhat effective method of control. However, physical control can be difficult. Salt grass can re-grow from any stem and root fragments remaining in the area.


Herbicide Control:

We have a possible option for how to kill salt grass that may offer control.

  1. Cattail and Water Lily Control (Imox + surfactant) (for ponds or lakes) – liquids that are mixed and diluted with water and sprayed over the plants.


Treatment Tips:

When treating salt grass,

  • With Imox or other systemic herbicides, treatment is most effective when the plants are mature or close to full grown. This allows for more plant surface to spray enough mixture on.
    • Treat in late summer to early fall to get better kill of the root systems. At this time, plants are pulling energy into their roots to store for the winter.
  • Salt grass is not listed on the Imox label, but it is a broad spectrum herbicide and will control a wide variety of weeds.
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