Friday, June 01, 2012

It's Summertime - What Should I Be Doing With My Invasive Plants?

(Repost from River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area)

You’ve spent all spring pulling garlic mustard and are gearing up for your fall and winter treatments of woody invasive plants. But what should you be doing with invasive plants during the summer?

It is tempting to stay indoors and avoid the heat, ticks, and chiggers that come with summer, but this time of year is ideal for controlling several invasive species. Herbaceous plants, such as Japanese stiltgrass and teasel are good targets for those warm summer months. Both of these species flower and set seed in the summer and then die (stiltgrass is an annual and teasel is a biennial). To effectively control infestations,...(check out the River to Rive Blog Post to learn more)


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