How to Kill Grass Lawns Permanently and Start Over (or Not)

How to Kill Grass Permanently

Kill your lawn and start again or not?

How to Kill Grass Permanently and Start Over (or Not)

So you want to kill your lawn and start again? Or maybe you just want to permanently get rid of it and put down some fake grass. Whatever your reason for killing off your grass read on...

Want your Grass Gone ... Fast?

Use a weed killer, this one will effortlessly kill grass and you can safely replant after 2-3 weeks if you intend on starting a new lawn or replacing your old with something new...


It's so fun!

Who knew killing grass would be so addictive? No need to dig, bend or scrape, just spray and watch the grass die


It's easy to use.

Simply dilute the weed killer & spray it onto the grass you want to kill. Absolutely no hard work required.


It's more effective.

You could dig out your lawn or use some other product but nothing works quite like this and allows you to replant after.


It saves time & effort

It can be sweaty work killing a large amount of grass. Ditch the hard work and get your grass gone... FAST!

Customer Reviews:

Great product

What did you use it for?To kill all of the weeds on the chuckies, paving and the roadside verge.Was it successful?Yes This is the only product that kills the weeds that come off of the farmers fields. It takes a few days to work. But it’s brilliant.

Tricia Gordon

What did you use it for?Originally to clear an area overgrown with ivy, brambles and nettles. Now it’s used to keep the paths and drive clear and sorting out any other weeds.Was it successful?Very successful. Ione application killed most of the ivy, nettles and brambles. A second dose dealt with any that remained. Excellent product and service.

Maddy Wildblood


What did you use it for?I used the weed killer in all different types of weeds. I have a gravel back yard and it was full of wee weeds. I am 72 now and weeding is becoming harder for me. I made a note of when I put the weed killer down because I knew from last year that your weed killer takes a wee while to work. I sprayed the weeds on 30th May. Today is 16th June. The weeds are completely dead. I also sprayed an area at the front of my house under a big tree.I also did my front patio and gravel at the side of the house. My daughter who is across the fence from me had a large nettle growing beside her daughters trampoline and I’m sprayed this, just wondering if the weed killer would work. It did. Nettle black and I need to pull it out now.Was it successful?It was extremely successful. When I was spraying my neighbour said to me that weed killers don’t work well nowadays, they are so “environmentally friendly” that they don’t even kill the weeds. Well I think Rob will have toe at his words! I am very, very pleased with the weed killer, in fact I am going to be ordering more today or tomorrow. many thanks. Winnie.

Winnie Smith

What did you use it for?For all the weeds in my garden down the side of my back entrance and under my front hedge.Was it successful?You have to wait for it to work It is very effective.. I would definetly reccomend it.

Ruth Smith

What did you use it for?To clear persistent creeping weeds from under difficult to reach shrubsWas it successful?Ithe same area this year and it was still absolutely clear


Strong and effective

What did you use it for?Killing horsetail, bindweed, Ivy and other stubborn weedsWas it successful?It was very effective, i used a pressure sprayer being careful not to get it on things i didn't want to kill. Will buy again

Karen Reil

Effective, Strong, Safe.

  • The strongest weed killer for killing grass.
  • Works on ALL kinds of weeds and grasses
  • Safely replant in the same area after 2-3 weeks
  • Quickly & effortlessly eliminate ALL your  grass with ease.
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My lawn is hopeless I want to start over

It's infested with weeds and moss

If your lawn is covered with weeds or moss, you might think that spot-spraying, pulling them by hand, or raking them up is a good idea. But at a certain point, it may be better to just cut your losses and start again.

A good rule of thumb is: If your lawn is 50 percent or more bare ground and weeds, it's best to kill off the entire lawn and replace it with a new one.

Killing your entire lawn will get rid of everything grassy, broadleaf weeds, off type lawn grasses, and the few strands of grass you have left. But after killing your entire lawn, what remains is a blank canvas ready for a new weed free lawn.

It's uneven and waterlogged and I want to resolve these issues

Removing all the grass allows you to smooth any unevenness, correct drainage issues, reduce soil compaction problems & improve the health of your soil by adding fresh organic matter.

Most importantly, by starting over you have a good chance to introduce new and better grass that require less water and fertiliser and chemicals. Mother Nature will thank you.

I want to put down artificial grass

Artificial grass has become very popular as of late. It's not hard to see why, it requires very little maintenance, looks great year round and once installed it can last for many years.

Of course if you want to replace your existing lawn with artificial grass you will have to kill off the live stuff first. This will make it easier to even the surface and install the artificial turf.

How to kill grass permanently

Using weed killer

By far the easiest way to get rid of grass is to use a herbicide.

Glyphosate is easily the most effective and cost efficient grass killer available for use in the UK.

How to apply weed killer on grass:

Dilute the weed killer in a garden sprayer according to the manufactures guidelines.

Spray the weed killer onto the grass & wait. If using Glyphosate it can take 2-3 weeks before your lawn dies. Glyphosate is recommended if you are going to replant a new lawn or use the area for planting other flowers / plants. After a few weeks you can safely replant in the treated area.

Don't apply herbicides when rain is expected or they may wash off plants and into the soil and nearby waterways. Also, avoid applying on windy days to prevent drift onto nearby plantings. Wear protective clothing, such as gloves, long sleeves, long pants, and a mask when applying herbicides.

Using natural methods

Dig it up

Even with power equipment and a lot of effort, digging up a lawn can be hard work. You risk exposing weed seeds that were deep in the soil, allowing them to germinate. There's also a risk that you'll remove too much valuable topsoil. If you're using any gas-powered equipment, such as a tiller, sod-cutter, or any other gas-fuelled equipment, you'll need fuel and possibly a rental cost into the total cost of your project.

Vinegar + dish soap

Vinegar contains acetic acid, simply mix some in a sprayer along with dish soap and spray it all over your lawn. Fair warning this method will prevent you from replanting in the same area as the acid in the vinegar will ruin your soil not only that but it may not fully kill the grass, it may need multiple applications.


Bleach works well

Bleach is a brilliant spot cleaner but it also effectively kills plants. Sadly if your plan is to create a new lawn then this option is out, it will leave harmful residues in your soil preventing replanting in the area.

Please check with your local authority as it may be against the law and could harm the environment if used in this way.


Block & cover it

Smothering your lawn kills it and allows it to compost in place, adding valuable organic matter back to the soil. Start by mowing the grass closely. Cover the lawn with weed fabric or lots of layers of cardboard.

Overlap the layers well so light doesn't get through to the lawn. Wet the layers and cover them with at least 4 inches of grass clippings, compost or other organic mulch.

In addition to adding organic matter to the process, this material will retain moisture and hold down the layers. The newspaper, cardboard and organic material won't increase heat in the soil like plastic sheeting would but will block out light and stop photosynthesis, killing the grass in about two months.

Why you should just use weed killer

Whether your replacing your lawn with artificial grass, trying to start over or maybe doing something else entirely the best and most effective way to kill grass permanently is to use a Glyphosate based weed killer.

If your starting again be sure to check out the fastest growing grass seeds, this will allow you to create a whole new lawn FAST!


About the Author

Hey there, I am founder and editor in chief here at Good Grow. I guess I've always known I was going to be a gardener. I'm on a mission to share my UK based weed control & lawn care tips with you all. If you have any queries please post in the comments below.