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May 15, 2017 2:34 AM CST
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Hello,

We have a patch of lawn that has suddenly become covered in wild mint. We've returned after two months and it has almost completely taken over the lawn. It has happened very quickly. I don't recall even seeing it there before we left. The lawn was quite mossy prior to the arrival of the mint.

Can anyone recommend an effective eradication method?

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May 15, 2017 7:49 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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If you don't mind using a herbicide, one containing 2-4-D will kill the broad leaf mint without killing the grass. Follow the label carefully.
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May 15, 2017 1:09 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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How long have you lived there?
Looks like apple mint... and... as the grass was thin, it looks like some help.
I always did want a mint lawn... allowed to grow enough to flower and attract pollinators, you have the start of a wildlife garden.
I think you should try making tea.
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