Morning Glories - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by tj_noack
September 22, 2009
We bought a house with morning glories on just one fence. Now they are taking over the yard. How do I get rid of them?

Answer from NGA
September 22, 2009


Morning glories are beautiful plants but they can get out of hand if left to their own devices. They spread by seeds and by underground roots so cutting them back before they set seeds is one option. Another is to dig the vines out of the ground, roots and all. When you see them pop up in the yard or garden, cut them down with a hoe. You can spot treat with Round Up or other vegetation killer but this product will harm other plants it touches so use with care. Fall is a good time to cut and spray the cut ends with Round Up. The chemical will go down to the roots and effectively kill them. Any seeds in the ground will sprout next spring so be on the lookout!

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