There will always be unwanted plants in your garden, no matter how hard you try to prevent them from appearing. You can apply layers of mulch, lay down black plastic, and dump an abundance of gravel down in between each plant. Some stubborn plants will still find a way through these barricades you’ve made. If you find yourself face to face with such pests, then see if one of these 5 ways to get rid of unwanted plants works for you.
5. Spray with Bleach Water
You don’t want to dump an entire jug on top of the unwanted plant. Even though this would do the trick, you will then have to worry about the bleach contaminating the water traveling to your other plants nearby. Mix up a solution of 1 cup of bleach to 2 or 3 cups of water and spray this mixture on the unwanted plant.
4. Pour Cider Vinegar on Them
Straight vinegar is toxic to plants, but not as toxic as undiluted bleach. Pour cider vinegar on undesirable plants as close to the roots as possible. This method of applying the vinegar will help to kill the pesky plant quicker.
3. Plant Another Variety That Will Smother the Unwanted One
A number of ground cover plants are excellent for smothering other larger plant varieties to the point of non-existence. Find one that is suitable for your soil type, the climate where you live, and add it to the flower bed.
2. Dig Them up; Roots and All
Depending on how hardy the plant is, removing the entire root system often takes care of the unwanted plant for quite some time. It’s hard to know how many smaller plants will still emerge once the larger one is dug up, so be on the look out for them.
1. Spray Them with Weed Killer
This is a sure way to take care of most unwanted plants. An assortment of weed killers exist, so read the label to see which one might work best for you and your unwanted plant issue you are having.
Surely one of these methods will aid you in eliminating as many unwanted plants as you have. If the particular plants you are getting rid of are simply multiplying to fast and you don’t necessarily want to kill them, then call a neighbor to see if she’d like to come dig some up for her own yard. How do you get rid of unwanted plants?
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