is there any method that works other than trowel and sweat. I've got
them coming up through the landscape fabric and mulch. So far, Round up
Or am I in for a several long sessions on hands and knees followed by
$$$ for cover up mulch.
Not with Roundup on them. Black plastic to block sunlight, and to
solarize the area. There is a small field of garlic chives that I drive
by when I go to town. I love the smell. The farmer supplies local
Mad dog Republicans to the right. Democratic spider webs to the left. True
Humm, wonder why Roundup doesn't work on monocots, its supposed to
kill everything/everybody according to the local NG Google expert?
Yet, for the sake of argument we will just say it doesn't and that
chives are monocots so it does not kill everything... You might try
vinegar and soap; A pickling vinegar somewhere in the range of =/>7%
acetic acid and not the usual 5%. A 1 teaspoon of liquid washing soap
to 1 gallon of vinegar is probably good.
Lots of different home remedies to look up/try. Suffice it to say...
something to knock the pH range either way down (sulferic acid?) or
you may want to go way up. Regardless, try to surgical strikes and
not carpet bomb your target.
Cover to smother and apply fresh dressing to your path .
Just remember Vinegar is a strong chemical acid, use sparingly, you
might need some with oil for your salad dressing later.
overplanting with taller plants that have broad
leaves. smother them with shade. trim any that
are growing as often as you can do it. eventually
they run out of energy.
you already have mulch and landscape fabric?
i'd take the mulch and landscape fabric out,
put down a few layers of cardboard over the
area, put new landscape fabric over that.
hold it down with some big rocks so the chives
can't push back through it and then mulch it
good. by the time the cardboard decays the
chives should have given up. those that don't
should be few enough to keep pulling or chopping
off until they give up. don't ever let them go
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