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
Oxalis is Difficult to Control in Landscaped Lawn How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Oxalis

The cloverlike leaves spread rapidly, and can invade lawns. Annuals have explosive seed pods; perennials have bulbils. Yellow oxalis in lawns resists selective weedkillers, so try scarifying in autumn.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

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