The Q&A Archives: Briar Weeds

Question: How can I rid myself of those nasty ole sticker-briars that are forever invading my flower beds??

Answer: I am not sure what you mean by sticker briers unless<br>they are wild blackberry or dewberry vines. I have <br>the same problem with wild blackberry vines growing<br>in my azaleas. I have to keep fighting them. These<br>pest come up from roots. In digging them out, if you<br>don't get all the root, they will come back again.<br><br>If you can protect your good plants by covering them<br>and concentrating the spray onto the vines, the herbicide Round-up will kill them. If you decide to try this, be sure to wait until the Round-up dries before removing the cover. The reason for this is so that the Round-up will not<br>drip from the cover and get onto the plants you <br>want to save. Always read and follow label instructions. <br><br>I am afraid touse Round-up on the vines that come<br>up in my azaleas. I keep pulling the vines out and<br>hoping a lack of sunlight will get them. If you do<br>this, be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands.<br>from the stickers.

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