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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Perennial stinging nettles form a network of root runners that support a colony of plants. Wear thick gloves to dig out the whole root system, or spray with systemic weedkiller. Or leave large groups for a valuable wildlife refuge.

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