I Have Wild Morninglories Taking Over My Garden And I Don't Want Them - Knowledgebase Question

Ferndale, MI
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Question by vronka1967
March 26, 2001
I have these morninglories that come up every year and strangle my flowers. I can't get rid of them. I have tried dead-heading so they don't spread and I have tried pulling them up in the early spring,but by July they have taken over my garden and I can't get rid of them. Help, I don't want to dig up my whole garden because I did that on one side and it didn't work. Maybe I can plant something else that will take out these buggers.

Answer from NGA
March 26, 2001
This is an instance where you may want to try an herbicide containing glyphosate. Read and follow the label instructions carefully; you may need to repeat the application because these vines have tremendous root reserves. Since the vines are in among your plants, you may want to use a wipe-on application method rather than spray. Other than that, you may be able to exhaust the weed by repeatedly clipping it off at the ground and then covering it with a piece of cardboard topped off with a thick layer of mulch so that it receives no light, but this is an extremely pernicious pest.

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