If you don’t know what stinging grass is, then consider yourself lucky. Stinging grass is a light green plant that grows with grass. It has tiny bristles that “sting” your skin. It has to be a nettle of some sort.
The sting can leave red welps on your skin. It also hurts for a long time. If you get really get into a bunch of stinging grass, it can hurt for a full 24 hours.
Unfortunately, this pest of a plant is encroaching on to our property. It is mainly in the backyard and is trying to take hold on the perimeter of our garden. I have reached down to harvest an onion only to jump back in pain. Stinging grass is not fun.
Through trial and error, we have discovered that pouring white vinegar on the affected area helps to alleviate the pain.
I do not want to use herbicides in our yard with all of our animals. I also do not want to use them around my garden. But, I do want to fight this evil plant.
Our sheep would eat it, but it kept coming back. I always wondered how she was immune to the sting.
Does anyone know how to get rid of stinging grass? If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment or send me an email.