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Hi I have ground elder coming in large swathes through the lawn, we mowed it down at the weekend and have now dug a few new shoots out of the border nearest to the outbreak - thought about spraying it but was worried about killing the lawn as the area its in is around 2 meters - it wasn't there last summer so maybe the little birdies have dropped a seed or two and with all the wet we have had? Any ideas how to get rid of it would be appreciated also if I just keep mowing it will it replace the lawn?

artjak

I did a little gardening job for someone and dealt with the ground elder surrounding a peony by digging it up, washing the roots to get rid of any ground elder, planting the peony temporarily in a bucket. Then going through the soil thoroughly using a sieve to remove any hint of Ground Elder roots.

Hostafan1

artjak, I'm not sure the method would work with  Still Learning's lawn though.

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Hostafan1

depending how large the "large swathes" are, I'd  either spot treat with roundup gel, or , if it's a massive area, I'd spray the lot , let the ground elder die off then re-seed.

artjak

Hosta, I was simply trying to show how precise one has to be to deal with this plant

Hostafan1

I know that artjak. When I read it back it came across as quite rude, I meant it light-heartedly . I apologise for any offence as I can assure you none was meant.

 

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