How to Control Aggressive Plants in Your Yard

By: Julie Day
Flowering gooseneck loosestrife plant.

Gooseneck loosestrife is an attractive but aggressive plant that can spread easily.

Aggressive plants can take over even the most meticulous garden. Perhaps you planted a tendril of gooseneck loosestrife and regret it, or your neighbor’s periwinkle is creeping into your rose garden.

No matter how attractive they are, aggressive plants can be hard to control because, by nature, they are quick to spread and difficult to kill.

Read on for tips on how to control aggressive plants that are trying to take over your yard or garden.

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    Ben Erickson Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Hi Marilyn,
    Check out our article on How to Control Crabgrass http://www.todayshomeowner.com/how-to-control-crabgrass/
    Thank you for your interest!



  • Marilyn Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Danny I have the age old problem, crabgrass.
    I have tried Bayer, Scotts, Jonathan Green and Ortho products. Nothing will slow it down from reseeding and spreading. I would like to say I would pull it all out, but I have 1000’s of plants. Have learned that when I pull some out by the roots, not to shake off the dirt because that scatters seeds. Any suggestions?


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