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Suggestions for muddy weed filled back yard
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Submitted by gzz on December 24, 2012 - 9:14am
When I moved the backyard had 4 feet high weeds which I pulled out and killed by hand. The summer lack of rain took care of the stragglers.
Now they are coming back, especially Italian ryegrass and even worse stinging nettle.
Both these plants surround any new landscaping I put in and are a pain to pull out, in the case of the nettle literally painful without wearing thick gloves.
Any suggestions? There was a small Bermuda grass part of the yard that was also overrun with these two weeds. I improved it by pullin out the weeds and the grass partially recovered, but now it has happened again and there are these same two weeds poking out everywhere. I suspect they put out some sort of poison to hurt the grass since I know many weeds do this.
If I have to resort to a herbicide, what is safest and most effective for yard use?
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