Perennial weeds can be difficult to remove, especially if they’re deep-rooted or in between paving slabs. Horsetail is a perennial weed that is both invasive and deep-rooted. If left, it can spread very quickly and crowd out less robust plants.
“You can weaken horsetail with systemic weed killer if you crush the weeds first to help the weed killer to be absorbed.
“But you’ll need to do this regularly over several years to stand any chance of eradicating it.
“If you don’t want to use weed killer you can help to reduce the infestation by regularly hoeing and cutting the shoots as soon as they appear above ground.”
Horsetail, also known as mare’s tail, usually appears in spring and summer and can be removed in late summer.
Others suggest trying a glyphosate weed killer which will kill most plants.
If you have horsetail in any grass then you will need to mow it regularly for it to die off.
The weed does die back in winter but it will reappear in spring if the roots are left.
Examples of this include Doff Super Strength Advanced Glyphosate Weedkiller and Roundup Fast Action Pump N Go Total Weedkiller.
Source: | This article originally belongs to Express.co.uk
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