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How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Plants From Your Yard

Wouldn’t it be nice if every plant in your yard was just what you wanted? Unfortunately,  weeds, poisonous plants, and invasive species make their way into our gardens easier than we’d like. So how do you get rid of unwanted plants?

pulling unwated plants from the garden

Some ways you can kill unwanted plants are:

  • mow over them repeatedly
  • pull them by hand
  • pour boiling water on their roots
  • pour vinegar over the roots
  • lay down some kind of barrier: newspaper, cardboard, black plastic, old carpet, etc.
  • mulch the area heavily
  • when all else fails, you might want to try a chemical method, though we try not to use anything that might harm wildlife

I like flipping the pages of a book, and if you are like that too, the book below has a lot of great information about invasive species.

Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration

Another book that will help is The Gardener’s Weed Book.

How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Plants From Your Property

It's hard to keep unwanted plants out of the garden. but not impossible. Here are guides to getting rid of some of the more popular unwelcome plants you may find around your home.

Do you have an unwanted plant you’d like to get rid of from your yard? Let us know and we’ll try to help.

Many invasive plants are pretty, but make no mistake: you’ll be sorry if you plant them around your house. Learn more about invasive plants by state here. If you already have invasive species growing on your property, the guides at the link above will give you instructions on how to get rid of them. You’ll also find suggestions for native plants you can plant instead.

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Adriana Copaceanu is a passionate nature lover living in the country on her dream property where she grows vegetables, lavender, and wildflowers that she shares with the wildlife they attract. When she's not in the garden, she loves spending time with her chickens and planning her next nature project. Check your her books below:

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