Dear Mr. Smarty Plants,
I volunteer at Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas. We are currently chopping down an invasive called Phragmites australis around the pond. The belief is that by continuously chopping down the plant will stress it and kill it. Do you know of a better way?
Invasiveness of wild petunia in Austin June 15, 2008 - Is the wild petunia in the data base as invasive/aggressive as the more common ruellia? In other words, will it pop up everywhere?
Ruellia nudiflora (Engelm. & Gray) Urban
Common wild petunia, Vi... view the full question and answer
Poverty plant overgrown in Austin June 06, 2012 - We have a poverty plant that is too big for its space in our yard. We like it and want to keep it. Can it be transplanted easily? What about pruning it. view the full question and answer
Sheet mulching before planting Habiturf from Grand Prairie, TX March 03, 2014 - Have you tried sheet mulching as a bed prep and to kill bermuda grass before planting habituff? view the full question and answer
How can I eradicate Mexican Petunia from my garden in Vacaville CA? July 02, 2009 - Can you tell me the best way to eradicate the plant Ruellia, commonly known as Mexican Petunia, from my garden? view the full question and answer
Killing mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) with propane torch January 14, 2010 - Can I kill mesquite with intense fire, such as a 1.2 million BTU propane torch? I know mesquite bounces back from cutting at the soil line. The trees are in Elgin.
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