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The eradication of native plants has caused all kinds of problems. These are world problems that man cannot simply find a way to solve.
However, on a micro scale, there are some plants that need to be dealt with in your lawn and garden. If you are looking to grow food you have to be very careful about what you allow to take root in your garden bed.
Most invasive species spread underground using their roots to spread out. It might seem impossible to get rid of some plants because of this. you might cut them each year but they come back. That’s because of the roots.
Let’s talk about a quick, cheap and easy trick for getting rid of these invasive plants.
Parts and Pieces
1 planter that is at least 10 inches high
1 box cutter
1 small planting shovel
Simply put you are creating a nice tall wall that has the ability to block the spread of those propagating roots. You want that wall to be at least 10 inches deep so it’s important that you use that size planter.
You can use this planter wall at the time of planting things like lilies that could become invasive or you can transplant native species and use this method to tamp down their ability to spread. Either way, it is effective.
If you do not manage these types of plants they will choke out other plants and take over an area. Its what they do. You are going to need to commit to a method of controlling them.
For the sake of diversity in your garden and the importance of having a healthy diverse set of plant life, you need to control these species.
We are not here to eliminate them completely but we can certainly slow down their spread.