Lori Dumm
Lori Dumm
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  • Reading, PA
Asked on May 12, 2017

How do I kill flowers that keep coming back every year ,that spread li

CarolAnnJan ClarkJanet Pizaro

Answered

Im pretty sure they are all so called pink blossoms,I had bought from Spring Nursery.
3 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 12, 2017

    You will have to dig them up or smother them with heavy black plastic.
  • Jan Clark
    on May 12, 2017

    Since they're spreading, they are perennial and send seed out after they flower, or they're roots survive over winter. I would try digging or pulling out the newer ones and using RoundUp or a similar weed product on the rest. If that isn't an option, check the labels on weed killers and use something appropriate on them. You may just have to dig them out and start over. Broadleaf weed killers will also kill flowers. Ask the nurseryman if you aren't sure.
  • CarolAnn
    on May 12, 2017

    I can't use RoundUp or any other poison in my yard as I have cats and also attract birds with birdhouses and feeders. I find that spraying with vinegar mixed with laundry or dish soap in a spray bottle helps, and then I cover the unwanted weed with black plastic trash bags or plastic tablecovers. Weigh down at edges with bricks or what ever you have available and leave it for a few months before peeking. It should smother the plants. Keep checking at the edges for sprouts trying to spread out and pull them out right away. When everything is dead under the plastic, thoroughly dig out the area, removing every shoot or root you see.
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