Category Archives: Weeds

Will the Real Shamrock Please “Stand Up?”

Will the Real Shamrock Please “Stand Up?”

The month of March is a good time to talk about the shamrock, a symbol often associated with Ireland and Saint Patrick’s Day. Continue reading

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“Spring Cleaning” in the Garden

“Spring Cleaning” in the Garden

Spring cleaning is not just for rugs and rooms. Planting beds need attention early in March. Many weed seeds will have already germinated on warm winter days. Continue reading

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Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Mile-a-Minute Weed

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Mile-a-Minute

Persicaria perfoliata (mile-a-minute) is a noxious weed present throughout the Mid-Atlantic and is of serious concern in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Continue reading

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Garden Myth Busters! Vinegar for Weeds

THE MYTH: Vinegar is an effective way to kill weeds.

THE REALITY: Household vinegar has long been heralded for its many uses around the home and garden, but is it actually an effective weed control method?  Continue reading

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