Mulberry Weed – Getting Rid Of It

Q: I have been invaded by mulberry weed. Any advice to get rid of it forever?

A: This is a plant to which the phrase “get rid of it forever” does not apply. It sets seed only a few weeks after it sprouts and then scatters them prolifically. Once seeds hit the soil, they can remain viable for years, waiting for favorable weather to germinate. I think the best strategy is to be persistent. Pull and dispose of the weed whenever you see it. Spray patches of the weed with weed killer. Consider applying a weed preventer that contains dithiopyr (Dimension, etc) twice each year, in mid-March and again in late May.

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