Questions tagged [weed-control]

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How to prevent weeds from growing?

I have a little yard. Its a small 40 sq metre triangular yard with 2 fruit trees and 2 flowering trees. A little picture is in the background of the picture I posted in another question Do eaten ...
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What are consequences of applying glyphosate in vicinity of fruit trees?

What are consequences of applying glyphosate on weeds in vicinity of fruit trees? Specifically, in my case, fruits are sour cherry, pear, and walnut. Is there any posibility that the fruit would ...
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Possibly the worst weed ever? A bad type of thistle?

Do you know what kind of weed this is, and how to eradicate it? It's not possible to pull it out from the root, and they are sharp and thorny. They grow quickly and spread rapidly. I've avoided ...
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Weed control 1 year before installing turf

I want to install irrigation and turf in my backyard sometime next year. Related questions have been asked, but the focus is mostly about soil preparation. In my case, a variety of grassy and ...
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Control of Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish bluebell) in an established landscape

We have several well established beds that are infested with Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish bluebell). For a variety of reasons I am unable to dig them out or use "petrochemicals" like RoundUp so I'...
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Elimination Weed in gravel

What is the best and permanent way to get rid of weed in a gravel path? I have tried, vinegar and boiling water but i have to use so much of it it's insane. Has anyone have any other suggestion?
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How do I remove grass from a tulip bed without transplanting them?

I bought a new home that is more than less a blank slate. However, it has a little patch of grass in the front and some flower beds. I noticed some tulips are coming up along the edge of the grass, ...
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Safe Weed Killing in a lawn

My question is this : Given the type of Grass I have as pictured below and all these different kinds of weeds I have - what kind of weed killer do I need to use to kill the weeds and promote the ...
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What is proper way of disposing weed treated with herbicides?

I would like to know what is proper way of disposing weed treated with herbicides? Is it safe to use tree killed by herbicide as firewood?
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order of actions to revive and maintain (or re-purpose) abandoned orchard

[First question here on gardening and landscaping SE, please excuse my English and terminology. I would like to ask a 'few' questions (sorry for long post) but I'm mostly looking for some directions/...
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Using asiatic jasmine for ground cover/weed control in shrub bed

If I plant asiatic jasmine under mature hedges, will it choke or kill them? This is in central Florida, hedges are (I believe) ligustrum and loropetalum.
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How do I eliminate weeds in established play area?

I have an established play area for my kids. When I created the area, I cut the grass down, capped and covered the sprinkler outlets in the area, laid down landscape/weed fabric (I forget the ply, it ...
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What is this low-growing weed with narrow stems and yellow flowers, and how do I exterminate it?

My lawn is "Blue Couch" (Digitaria didactyla). It's a pretty hardy grass and tolerates most weed killers that you can use on couch grass (Cynodon dactylon, Bermuda). What is this creeping weed that ...
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Advise from experienced farmers

I don't know whether I should ask this question here or not, but I could not find any stackexchange website related to agriculture, so I found this website most near to agriculture, and I think that ...
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Onion weed and soil sourness

Over the years I have had an ongoing battle with onion weed in my small front garden. I have poisoned and I have carefully dug out every bulb by hand (took forever), but to no avail. I tried using a ...
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How can I control umbrella grass?

How can I get rid of my umbrella grass (papyrus, Cyperus alternifolius) completely? Will glyphosate kill it? Or do I have to dig it out? I've cut it to the ground. It was taking over too much space.
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What are these weeds and how can I get rid of them?

I am in Scotland and my garden was landscaped just over a year ago. At that time the soil and plants in my flower beds were brought in for the first time, before that there was just grass everywhere. ...
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Poison Ivy Removal [duplicate]

We recently moved into an older house. After doing some stump removal, we (unfortunately) realized that poison ivy has infiltrated not only the stumps, but the front and backyard. The yard was ...
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Sterilize parking strip

My elderly neighbor has a parking strip that is infested with goat head weeds. With my neighbor's permission, I'm planning on ripping out the weeds and replacing with weed cloth and mulch. To prevent ...
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How can I help my permaculture garden that's being overpowered by weeds?

My permaculture design garden is being taken over by horsetails and other common 'weeds'. I'm spending hours every day or two on weed control. I believe they are choking my fruit trees and bushes, ...
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How do I eradicate Devll's walking stick (Aralia spinosa)?

I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and my backyard has been invaded by Devil's walking stick (Aralia spinosa). I've been told by landscapers that the only way to eradicate it is to cut it and to ...
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What's growing next to my emu bush?

I've got two eremophila maculata aurea and only this one has this weed like? plant growing next to it. I've hesitated from pulling it because it's growing pretty little white flowers. I'm in south ...
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Recommendations for removing a plant from a perennial border

I'd love some recommendation on the best way to remove Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' from a perennial border. A little background: The border never really goes fully dormant, and is layered with ...
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Need help identifying invasive grass/weed in my landscaping + St Augustine grass (9A)

I'm having an issue (among others) with my St Augustine lawn and flowerbed. I'm in zone 9A and this is happening in the sunniest part of the lawn, most gets sun from 8-9 am to 4-5 pm. I'm about ready ...
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What is this weed and how do I kill it without killing the grass?

What is this weed and how do I kill it without killing the grass? I've tried different brands of the usual spectrum herbicide that kills everything but doesn't kill grass, and everything - like ...
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Can I add paint to roundup, to see where I've been?

Is it possible to mix roundup concentrate (360) with water based emulsion, 1:1, before I dilute? I ask because I'm looking to kill an entire garden's worth of scrub, weeds, brambles and low quality ...
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Give up aesthetics for weed removal

What are my options if I have to give up the aesthetics of the garden(currently with a little sod and a loads of weed) to control kill weed. One option I'm considering is the following: Mow the area ...
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What white weed/fungus is in my lawn?

Looking for help / diagnosis of this issue that is creating white patches in my lawn. Charlotte, NC area.
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Which backpack sprayer (stainless steel vs plastic wand) to spray acidic solution to kill weeds?

I am debating which Chapin backpack sprayer to buy. The major difference between Chaptin 61900 and 61800 (see bottom of the page for comparison) is that 61900's wand is stainless steel. I am planning ...
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How can I remove crabgrass from a Zoysia lawn, and flower beds?

We just bought a new house in Orlando. The home is great but we noticed crab grass taking over and a few other weeds. I'm a total noob with grass stuff, although I'm researching all I can. The grass ...
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Identify this plant that's taking over my yard [duplicate]

What is this plant? This is slowly taking over my yard. You can see from one of the pictures that it's a vining plant of some sort. It will lay roots and then spread out. It came in to my yard a ...
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What is this weed and how can I get rid of it?

I have this stuff all through my lawn and garden. Normal weed killer had no effect on it. I want it gone. This is a section of the lawn: This what it does in the garden when it's not mowed:
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Is landscape fabric stressing my plants?

About a month ago I did a little bit of landscaping at home. My dad insisted that we put landscape fabric down, even though I said I didn't care to use it. The type of landscape fabric that was used ...
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What kind of weed is this and how should I kill it in St. Augustine [duplicate]

I tried to take a closeup and a far away view. It looks a lot like the St Augustine but it's clearly not when looking at the root system. Thanks in advance! Edit: I think it might be crab grass. ...
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Please help me Identify this weed and what herbicide can I use to get rid of it in St. Augustine Grass

I would like to identify and kill the weed shown in the image below and pointed out by the red arrows. It has very thing leaves compared to the St. Augustine grass and has these puffy type seed ...
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What is this lawn weed with whorled leaves found in New Brunswick, Canada?

I had new sod laid in July '15. I noticed a few of these weeds in Summer of '16. Now, in Spring of '17, there are clumps of them all over my lawn. There are none in my neighbor's or at the side of ...
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Selecting a weed flamer to use in a garden

I want to experiment with using a weed flamer in the garden. There are basically two scenarios I'm imagining using this thing: quickly weeding wide areas like walkways & unused beds as a ...
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Plausible explanation for abrupt total disappearance of balsam?

Impatiens glandulifera Himalayan balsam is considered a nuisance by some (eg a "prohibited noxious weed" under the Alberta Weed Control Act 2010) but it is colourful and the explosive pods are quite ...
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What are these stacked bulbs taking over my garden?

There are a lot these bulbs so I don't know how I'm going to get them all out to grow anything else. I am in south-east England. Are they weeds or are all bulbous flowers? If it turns out they are ...
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What is this low-growing lawn weed with small white flowers in Massachusetts?

Can anyone help me identify this? It's popped up in my lawn in early spring. I live in Massachusetts and this thing is everywhere. It covers the ground so well, I'm afraid it'll keep grass from coming ...
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How long until I can over-plant grass seed after spraying Weed b Gon

I have 5 acres of backyard that used to be farmland. I planted grass, but I think I used the wrong kind, as it doesn't seem to be spreading. Now ~5 years later, the yard looks decent, but the grass ...
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Getting rid of spikey ball weeds

There is a weed in my backyard that generates little brown balls with spikes on them. The balls are probably less than 1cm in diameter. See picture. Here are my questions: 1) What is the name of it?...
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Is this a weed growing in my old tomato plant pot?

Last year I had a tomato plant in this pot, which I cut back at end of the season when it died. In the pot now this is growing. Is this a weed?
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Is this an undesirable grass or a weed?

I have some patchy weird grass or weeds growing on my lawn. You can see in a few places in the images below: Picture 1: you can see the longer wider grass blades scattered here. What is this? A ...
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Is there a way to kill weeds in a brick patio without killing the Moss

Does anyone know how to kill the weeds in my brick patio without killing the Moss. I love the Moss that has started growing in the cracks but it is not mature enough to fight off the weeds yet.
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What is this grassy weed?

I live in the Nashville, TN area, and I've noticed a particular type of grassy weed starting to pop up in my lawn, now that it's March. I'd like to identify it so that I can learn how to prevent it ...
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What is this choko-like vine, and how can I get rid of it and ensure it doesn't return?

What is this choko-like vine, growing near Toowoomba, Australia? What is the best method to permanently get rid of the plant? The first picture shows the 'fruit' hanging on the vine, which is growing ...
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Please help me Identify this weed and what herbicide I can use to get rid of it in St. Augustine Grass

I have this weed taking over a spot in my St. Augustine grass. What is it and how should I get rid of it. Warm climate in South Florida. It seems to have small blueish flowers and the roots are ...
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What weed treatment is appropriate for Centipede grass in the winter?

Here on the South Carolina coast, we tend to have long warm and wet spells in December and January. For instance today, 12/28, it's in the low 70's and we've had rain 2 of the last 3 days. We had ...
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Procedure to ensure herbicide uptake in Japanese knotweed [duplicate]

I am planning to eradicate a stand of Japanese knotweed by injection of imazapyr. This bamboo-like plant develops a rhizome system far below the ground and the only way to kill it is allow it to ...

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