8 Persistent Weeds

Learn how to identify and control troublesome weeds. If you don't want to use herbicides, you can either starve the roots by continually removing new shoots or block out light by covering the ground with black plastic or matting.

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The roots of this perennial are hard to pull out since the stems snap easily. A water-resistant coating on the stems also helps them shake off weedkiller, so crush them before treating with glyphosate in late summer.

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