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
Dock is a Weed of Low Maintenance Areas DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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Treat plants when young: dig the taproot out with a fork, or use a weeding tool in lawns. Don't allow mature plants to flower, and use a glyphosate-based weedkiller to kill their extensive root systems.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

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