how can i rid my garden of mares tail, a green spiky, upright weed with no flowers? it is entering my garden via the next door garden. i have approx 18 inch wide membrane and pebble border from the fence inwards, then a single row of paving stones running adjacent to thepebbles, then the start of a lawned area.
the weed first started appearing where the pebbles and slabs meet.
this year it is growing up between the slabs, and between the slabs and lawn. I fear it is already in the lawn.
please advise on how to rid my garden of this weed, if possible. where i can. i try to get hold of it as far down the stem as possible before pulling the visible piece up, though I am aware it must be putting down runners.
please help. I havent tried any proprietry weed killer until now, as i dont really like to use them, but am now feeling this may be the only solution.
- 5 Jul, 2012