Thistle - Knowledgebase Question

Brook Park, Oh
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Question by dburton1375
July 1, 2010
My neighbor has thistle growing under his pine trees in the backyard. How do I prevent the seeds from blowing into my yard. I cut them down last year but ended up with thorns in my hands even though I wore gloves.Their lawn service just seems to ignore my requests.

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
About the only way to keep the seeds from blowing into your yard is to prune off the flowers before they set seeds. Since the plants are in your neighbors yard that's probably not very practical. You may be able to keep the seeds from germinating if you use a pre emergent such as Preen in your garden. It might be worth a try.

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