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.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
Ground Elder is Very Difficult to Eliminate DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Ground elder

This perennial forms a low mat of dark green leaves. Dig up young plants before they flower, or cover them with weed matting or carpet. If they persist, treat repeatedly with glyphosate weedkiller.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

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