How do I control peppermint that has already gone crazy?

The mint has taken over the flower bed.I don't want to kill my other,what can I do

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  • Rose Middleton Rose Middleton on May 24, 2018
    Mint really can take over. I just tore all mine out and re-planted in a pot. I'll have to buy new plants every year but glad it is gone from flower bed.
    Cut all the mint very short. Dig up what you can - you'll have to go pretty deep. Then cover area with black plastic - two layers thick, to prevent sunlight penetrating. Hope for the best.
  • Abaird Abaird on May 24, 2018
    I had this same problem once. It has to be ripped out and RoundUp type product used. I plant In several pots on my deck, because I use a lot of mint. It overwinters fine outside in GA.
  • Dona Dona on May 24, 2018
    My small mint plant really took off as well. I dug it up, as best I could, that was over 5 years ago, and I still see mint growing in my garden, which is now mulch covered and neighbors yard. When I see it, I try to dig it out. Once the roots develop, it's hard to remove. My mint is now in pots.

  • Mint takes over as you have found out. You can either dig it out by hand, or smother it with newspaper, cardboard, landscape fabric then cover with mulch. No sun = no grow! 🌱
  • A A on May 25, 2018
    I concur with others, mint is an aggressive grower that's difficult to remove. I never grow mint in the ground. I love the variety of mint but I put it in pots on a shelf (not on the ground because the roots can spread through the hole in the bottom of the planter). Just an interesting note: plants in the mint family have square stems (so do some other types of plants).
  • Susan Swasey Susan Swasey on May 26, 2018
    i totally agree with keep it contained in a pot and you can love them,enjoy instead of disliking them because they are so invasive.
  • 1401470 1401470 on May 26, 2018
    Propagate into pots and share with friends for gifts.
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