Garlic Mustard - Knowledgebase Question

Bettendorf, Io
Question by ssparadox
June 30, 2010
How can I get rid of garlic mustard and other invasive ivy type plants from w/o damaging the other plants in my perennial garden?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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The safest way is to pull them up relentlessly as soon as they appear. Water the garden the day before to make this task easier. Get mustard before it goes to seed. Alternatively, you can spot-treat them with an herbicide that contains glyphosate (such as Round-up), making sure that it doesn't drift to other plants. Read the label of any herbicide to make sure it is registered for the specific plants you want to kill and follow instructions exactly. Good luck!

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