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Thanks, my garden is covered i it and as we don't get frosts, it never gets knocked back. I'll try boiling water
It should simply lift out. Is it mind your own business or Azolla?
It's called helxine.
Just looked at Azolla on line and it could be that which is covering the pond. I do lift it out, but would like to know if there is a more permanent way to get rid of it? I assumed it was Mind your own business because that is growing very near the pond and I thought it had ' crept ' in.
Hiya Denis from Mousehole. Just around the corner from you, st Ives bay area.
Mind your own business is easily killed with glyphosate ....except on lawns. Is that why you asked about lawn sand? You still have time to use glyphosate but before end of the month
Nina, plant it then you'll understand why it's such a problem
I planted a few large seed trays with it one year and lined 2 hanging baskets with it and made a ball. It was very affective. In the border though it is growing inbetween shoots of other plants and not easy to spray so I have to use a hand fork. Even the bad winter didn't kill it
Ha ha! You're all going about this in the wrong way. My lawn IS myob.
It's green all year round, needs no care whatsoever, is springy and soft to sit or lie on in summer and doesnt let weeds through. Except for the occasional pesky blade of grass, which pulls out easily.
Does the boiling water kill the grass? I have loads in my lawn and I don't find it springy and soft but unsightly and when I mow the lawn the areas with the myob just become muddy looking.
the only method I have found is to cover it completely with black plastic sheeting or
old pieces of carpet.
I could do that Katiejay but then I will definitely kill the grass so if that's the case I might as well dig it up and re-turf.
the only thing that I found worked was to cover it with black plastic, I tried the boiling water method but found it was only a short lived result, it was back after a few months.I have moved into a new house and it has masses of it, I am going to cover a lot of it in black plastic in the autumn and leave it until the spring and see how much is left. will let you know next year.