Vines taking over our yard - Knowledgebase Question

Germantown, MD
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Question by caligirl9905
July 5, 2007
We moved into our current townhouse in January and this summer vines began growing everywhere in our backyard. I'm unaware of what was actually planted back there since it was

Answer from NGA
July 5, 2007
Some of the most invasive vines in your area include trumpetcreeper, kudzu and morning glory. All are difficult to control without a two-pronged approach. The herbicide Round Up will kill the tops of the plants (and because it is a non-selective vegetation killer, will kill everything it touches so use it carefully). After killing the tops of the plants you'll need to pull on the vines and dig out the roots. New plants will sprout from the roots but if you keep them cut down the roots will eventually run out of stored energy and will die. It won't be easy, or quick, but if you keep after those pesky vines you'll eventually get control of your new yard.

Best wishes with your garden!

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