How can I get rid of wild mint without killing other plants?

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  • Nichole Eubanks Nichole Eubanks on Jun 20, 2017
    Pull it

  • Dig it out. Tedious, but unless you get the roots, it will continue to return.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2017
    You will have to smother it out with cardboard and newspapers

  • Rose Middleton Rose Middleton on Jun 20, 2017
    Try weed b gone. Repeat as needed. Or weed it out and plants plugs of grass cut from a roll.

  • Susan Susan on Jun 20, 2017
    pray... that stuff is almost as bad as bamboo - I spray every year for a mint (perilla mint - aka rattlesnake weed) that has taken over here... but you have to keep up - there are small plants under the big ones you spray... watch it carefully and you CAN get somewhat under control. xxx fingers for ya

  • Susan Susan on Jun 20, 2017
    and the newspaper or cardboard smothering will work on LARGE areas - but for gardens ... you have to SPOT kill etc.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 20, 2017
    Dig it up!

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 20, 2017
    If it is a lot of weed, I would sacrifice the other plants, dig up the whole area at least 6" deep to get rid of the root system, fill with new soil and start over. Otheriwse, you are going to lose the battle. Your other answer is to embrace it, but cut off it's further expansion by burying a barrier (metal sheets /strips) around the area to keep it from spreading futher.