Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2008
Regional Report

Books

Common Weeds of the United States
Common Weeds of the United States, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Dover Publications, 1971; $17.95) can help you identify hundreds of common weeds that are certain to invade your lawn and garden. Categorized by plant families, this handy book is a must for any serious gardener. You will gain knowledge to help you control weeds more effectively.

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Plant Shield for Weed Control
Use a plant shield to protect plants from drift when you spot-spray weeds. Cut the bottom off an empty, plastic, gallon milk jug. Place the gallon jug over the offending weed and spray the weed with weed killer from the top opening. This will confine the spray to the weed and prevent weed killer from getting on desirable plants.

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