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alternatives to pesticides - weeds - Thistles

thistles

Thistles

Thistles have leaves with sharp prickles and spread by seed or underground shoots.

Prevention
In flower or ornamental plant beds, use a deep organic mulch to reduce their numbers.

Physical control
Pull them out and cover troublesome areas with weed barrier cloth. Spot treat with boiling water.

 

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