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Mar 26, 2011 1:27PM
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Depending on where you live, some of these are considered noxious weeds and are actually illegal to grow. Leafy spurge, loosestrife, some irises, etc.  must be destroyed and/or reported to the county weed board before someone else reports you for harboring them. The local county extension office can tell you what's banned in your area. Morning glory is also considered a weed outside the garden(aka field bind weed).
Jul 18, 2010 7:19AM
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Morning glories took over my front yard. I live and the desert and I'm tired of desert dwelling-dull looking "foliage". I remember when I bought it, a woman in line turned to me and said "you know, in the East, we consider that a weed". I bought it anyway, and although I do enjoy the look of it and the purple flowers, it has covered the West and South fence, gone up the palm trees and often finds it way into the neighbors yard. Still like it better than cacti though.....
Jul 5, 2010 11:05AM
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In the article about plants to avoid in the garden, they forgot to mention crown vetch.  It has plagued me for almost 30 years!  I cannot get rid of it.  When I put herbicide on it that would kill anything green, it did go away for one year as stated, but it re-routed and started growing up through my lawn instead of the hill that was treated.  As soon as the year is up, it grows back on the hill.  I am at my wits end and don't know what to do to get rid of it.  It killed off the acceptable ground cover that once dominated the hill.  The only thing it did not kill was english ivy.  I will be going to purchase the english ivy to try to kill off the crown vetch.  I think they should replace english ivy with crown vetch on their list.  Oh, and the flowers on the crown vetch draw A LOT of bees.  I don't even spend time in my back yard because of all the bees.  UGH!!!
Jun 25, 2010 3:07PM
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Most lawn diseases can be cured by adjusting cultural practices, such as watering or fertilizing less or watering or fertilizing at different times
Jun 25, 2010 3:06PM
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This form is herbicide tolerant, grows at four times the rate of the variegated form and sets seed profusely. I've been fighting a losing battle withy the green form for eight years.
Jun 25, 2010 3:05PM
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I once had plantings of the variegated Bishops weed  that had gotten out of bounds when I first bought my property. I killed it off with a combination of Roundup and 2-4-d. The kill rate was 99.9% effective. The remaining .9% came back under cover and was solid green. This form is herbicide tolerant, grows at four times the rate of the variegated form and sets seed profusely. I've been fighting a losing battle withy the green form for eight years.
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I once had plantings of the variegated Bishops weed  that had gotten out of bounds when I first bought my property. I killed it off with a combination of Roundup and 2-4-d. The kill rate was 99.9% effective. The remaining .9% came back under cover and was solid green. This form is herbicide tolerant, grows at four times the rate of the variegated form and sets seed profusely. I've been fighting a losing battle withy the green form for eight years.

Another name for this is goutweed and it is also a medicinal herb in some texts.

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