here is a challenge - horsetail

lazygardener(z8 OR ,Bverton)June 28, 2008

I would like to hear from you on how to control and eliminate horsetail. I would like to also know if there any new methods out there ?


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Dear LG,

Thank you very much for your inquiry. I do not consider myself an expert in horsetail, but my few experiences in gardens and turf have taught me this is one mean weed. It has a structure and biology that lends it to being almost impossible to eradicate. For my money and time, I would start with 1 of 2 methods for control. Either a 25% solution of vinegar (applied on a sunny day) or 2,4 D at a 1% solution. Both will need multiple applications and must be applied on sunny days. Best of luck.

Again, thanks for the question and let me know if you have more.


Trey Rogers, The Briggs & Stratton Yard Doctor,

    Bookmark   June 29, 2008 at 7:30AM
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