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Hi, Can anyone tell me how to get rid of Marestail.

sorry no photo. not moved in to house yet.

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that question was asked a few weeks ago and someone answered they bruise it with a strimmer then use roundup on it. its a very hard weed to get rid as its leaves are waxy and need damageing

4 Sep, 2013


Greenlady I would suggest you edit your question and remove you e-mail unless you want to receive loads of spam.

4 Sep, 2013


Hi, welcome to g o y, this question is asked regularly, it is 1 of the most difficult weeds to get rid of, {that's why it's been around since dinosaurs walked the earth, if you go to the search box at the top of the page, type in mares tail, you will get lots of answers from over the years, Derek.

4 Sep, 2013


Good luck, G'lady, I've been trying for over 40yrs, now my neighbour is biddy cultivating the darn stuff.........

4 Sep, 2013


If it is in a lawn, then regular mowing will weaken and kill it, over at least 1 year. The main problem is with it in borders. They have a mass of underground roots and you really do need to keep strimming and using herbicide on it. Ideally you would cover such an area for 2 years to be sure the Marestail is dead.

5 Sep, 2013

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