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Is Crossbow a good choice for killing wild blackberries?

I can find lots of information on what Crossbow kills but no specific information on how it does it. I am trying to kill wild blackberries. My yard is in a condo development and is right next to my neighbor who does not like herbicides. She tells me that if I spray the blackberries that are next to...

By Kaci Buhl, | Featured Question

What should I be doing now for weed control?

The straw mulch I used at the end of summer to suppress the weeds doesn't seem to be working. Should I till it and cover with plastic? black or clear? Is there something better. Or should I add more straw. I could probably bring some cardboard home from work. Is this a healthy option?

By Ann Kinkley | Featured Question

Am I using the proper weeding technique for the northern hemisphere?

When weeding, I twist the weed to the right, to remove the root. Knowing that the northern hemisphere has a different 'spin' from the southern, am I doing it correctly?

By Chip Bubl | Featured Question

Help! Tansy is getting the upper hand.

Where can I get some of the tansy flea beetles ? We used these many years ago and they did an incredible job. I do have some of the cinnabar larva present but they never start working early enough to prevent the plants from going to seed. The neighboring property has an enormous tansy crop and I am...

By Andy Hulting | Featured Question

When should I burn poison oak?

We have several acres of land out near Elmira, Oregon and within that area there was a substantial amount of established poison oak when we purchased the property. I have been digging it out, including the roots, as much as I can. The remainder of our yard waste here ends up in a burn pile, but I'm...

By Pat Patterson, | Featured Question

Leaves of three, leave me be!

I'd like to eradicate of a patch of Poison Oak. It has a ground cover of about 150 SF and a few trunks (3" to 4" diameters) climbing quite high on a couple fir trees. It's leaves have begun turning red and falling off. I am quite sensitive to it.

By Cassie Bouska | Featured Question

Do you have a green solution to pasture weeds?

I take care of the family pastures (maintain irrigation) and was wondering what is the best way to get rid of weeds in the pastures. We have horse weed and a few others, not real bad but want to stop it and get rid of it. The family does not want to use chemicals as we are right on the Metolius...

By Mylen Bohle | Featured Question

They get knocked down but they get up again, are blackberries indestructible?

I have chopped down blackberry canes into fairly small pieces in my back yard, The area is a fair size. Can I leave them on the ground, or can these pieces of cane resprout. I'm not interested in using any kind of chemicals. If I dig up the roots, is it possible to smother the blackberries by...

By Brooke Edmunds | Featured Question

Blackberry free just a dream?

Is there a safe way (spray) that can be put on unwanted blackberry bushes in my yard? I have had them cut back two years in a row and they continue to spring back up. I do not want to use harmful pesticide. I think the roots are not being destroyed.

By Jean R. Natter | Featured Question

Is Wild Garlic too Wild to Eat?

Hi there, We have lots of what I think is Wild Garlic growing in our yard. It is tall, thin, green and smells strongly of garlic. It also has a small papery bulb. I did some research online and I found that it is considered a weed in Oregon, but is it also edible? Thanks! Julia

By Daniel McGrath, | Featured Question