How best to go nuclear on my lawn

Hi,
I'd appreciate any help offered as I'm not necessarily that green fingered. I have a serious front lawn problem in that some kind of grass (more like bamboo) has taken hold amongst the ordinary grass. There are great tufts of this stuff all over the small lawn, it's impossible to cut using my electric strimmer or mower. So I'm relying on the guys that come around periodically with the electric strimmer and paying them to cut it back. So how would I, preferably with the smallest amount of effort, restart the lawn from scratch? It's a small lawn, maybe 25 sq m or so, but it's an utter disgrace as it stands. Thanks.
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neilmccamphill;983796 Wrote: > Hi,

> fingered. I have a serious front lawn problem in that some kind of grass > (more like bamboo) has taken hold amongst the ordinary grass. There are > great tufts of this stuff all over the small lawn, it's impossible to > cut using my electric strimmer or mower. So I'm relying on the guys that > come around periodically with the electric strimmer and paying them to > cut it back. So how would I, preferably with the smallest amount of > effort, restart the lawn from scratch? It's a small lawn, maybe 25 sq m > or so, but it's an utter disgrace as it stands. Thanks. Can you tell us where you live so that we might have some chance of working what this problem plant is. Even better take a photo, put it on a photo-sharing site, and give us a link (and tell us where you live). Incidentally if it was bamboo an ordinary petrol-powered lawnmower would go through it no problem, assuming it was still short enough to mow. Indeed, planting a lawn around it and keeping it mowed is one of the best ways to keep bamboo confined.
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wrote:

Agree, far too little to go on here. Among what's missing:
1 - climate
2 - type of grass
3 -does the lawn consist of desirable grass with this one invasive plant being the problem? Or does the lawn consist of crap grass anyway
4 - depending on #3, if it's determined to try to eradicate the undesirable plant, we need pics to figure out what that is and if it's possible. If it is some kind of grass, that reduces the possibilities, because there are many invasive grasses for which there is no herbicide that will kill it without killing the good grass too.
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