Remove thistle weeds from a yard or garden by spraying them with a chemical herbicide or by removing them at their base with a pair of garden shears. Gardening Know How suggests spraying plants with herbicide on a sunny day when temperatures average between 65 F and 85 F for the best results. Avoid spraying herbicides on windy days, as they are non-selective and kill all vegetation they contact.Know More
To treat thistle organically, Gardening Know How recommends cutting the plant as it appears at its base instead of removing the plant from the ground by pulling. Due to a thistle's extensive and rigorous root system, this method works the best because pulling often breaks the root and causes two plants to grow in its place. Check the location regularly and re-cut the thistle every time it appears so that it is eventually eradicated by the depletion of the plant's energy stores from continually re-growing its leaves.
Thistle does not thrive in healthy, fertile soils. For a thistle infestation, getting a soil test is a great way to identify a problem that could be causing an excess of this weed. Adding nutrients to the soil can minimize a thistle infestation and also help desired plants grow better.Learn more about Gardening & Landscapes
To eradicate toadstools from your lawn, remove dead vegetation, rake up and bag the toadstools, till the soil, apply nitrogen-rich fertilizer, and monitor the lawn for new toadstools. The supplies you need are a rake, garbage bags, gardening gloves, a hoe, a garden hose and nitrogen-rich fertilizer.Full Answer >
The best method to get rid of vine weed depends on the particular situation. The three basic ways of dealing with vines that are weeds are physically removing them, spraying them with herbicides or treating the stems. Depending on the severity of the problem, a combination of methods may be needed. Because weedy vines grow fast, dealing with them as soon as possible is recommended.Full Answer >
Eliminate grass burrs from the lawn by applying pre-emergent herbicide two to four weeks before weeds are due to germinate, applying more pre-emergent herbicide every six weeks and treating any weeds that do germinate with post-emergent herbicide. More generally, keep the lawn healthy to prevent grass burrs.Full Answer >
Eliminate poison oak by manually removing the plants and spraying the stumps with herbicide. Wear protective clothing to prevent the oils that cause an allergic reaction from reaching your skin. Monitor the area for any plants that regrow, and repeat the removal process as needed.Full Answer >