The Content Of The Article:
- Recognize greed
- Fight greed
- Remove roots and rhizomes with a digger fork
- Suffocate greed
- Potatoes are good and natural weed killers
- Persistent infestation - Chemical control?
- Girsch in the perennial border
- When rhizomes spread under paths
The foliage is divided into the Blattstiehl and the leaf blade with triple fold. Who wants to exclude confusion, should focus primarily on the foliage and less on the flowers. Because these are similar to various Umbelliferae that the gardener might not want to fight.
Recognize greed- Special features of the root weed -
Even if the flowering gives little information and can therefore be neglected when the foliage is recognized, the following details are endemic to the giraffe and exclude any confusion. Girschblüten fall through her:
- terminal on long stems
- inflorescences containing up to 20 single umbels
- the white to reddish color without bracts
- and her hermaphrodite and fivefold flower structure
- a triangular in cross-section and hollow inside stems
- very long up to three millimeters thick white roots
- in the bloom time a stature height up to a meter
- a very early sprouting and mostly wintergreen foliage
- numerous foothills at the site and in the immediate area
Fight greed- chop off above-ground plant parts regularly -
The foliage of the Girsch forms a dense carpet within a short time with a stature height of about 30 centimeters. Only the blooms on their long styles reach a height of up to one meter, whereby the plant recognizes best in the bloom time and can be distinguished from similar plants. As soon as the first bright green shoots appear in spring, you should start the fight. Who uses this method several times a year, can stem the growth of the plant and promote a more and more gap-filling greed rug.
However, this practice is very tedious and takes a lot of time. Next you should know that the Girsch in the coming year has enough power for the budding and the fight practically begins again. A complete and permanent removal requires that you not only fight the aboveground plant parts, but especially the rhizome roots and remove completely from the soil.
Remove roots and rhizomes with a digger forkTo keep the plant from re-budding, remove the roots from the soil and note that the rhizomes must also be dug up. This is especially difficult in older plants, as the roots have already spread over a large area and may even have propagated under the path plates in the garden. In loose soils, however, it is more effective if you are directly concerned with the roots and act in this way against the uncontrolled weed propagation.
Tip: Do not dig the ground! Excavation causes the opposite, as you only bring the roots deeper into the ground and let the greed proliferate virtually uncontrolled.
When working with the grave fork, remove all white roots and rhizomes from the soil. For this purpose, you best use a sieve, in which even the smallest root remains are collected. All the rhizomes left in the soil are repelling with renewed vigor, ensuring that your bedding does not stay clean and free of weeds for long.
Note: Do not dispose of the roots and rhizomes on the compost. The Girsch has a very strong driving force, which would automatically provide you with the compost fertilization for a new spread of the plant. It is best to let the removed parts of the plant dry for several days so that you can later use them as natural fertilizers for tomatoes and other plants.
Fighting with a digger fork is especially recommended in beds, while it is not a suitable method on a lawn.Even in very hard soils you should refrain from digging and focus on the next tip, the asphyxiation with fleece.
Suffocate greed- Use fleece or cardboard to fight weeds -
Once greed has conquered your lawn or spread out under the fruit trees, you can use fleece or sturdy cardboard to tackle the weeds. Also, a thick layer of bark mulch is advisable and shows up as the most natural method of combating Girsch. This method is simple but requires a lot of patience and is therefore most recommended for less-used and out-of-sight areas on the property. The cardboard or the bark mulch takes about two years to complete rotting, which you should wait for in case of planned weeping of the weeds. If the cardboard has rotted, the rhizomes have died and your property should be free of yaw.
If you work with fleece, you can also choose this method for your beds. However, as a fleece-covered area is visually less appealing, this practice is only suitable for very few gardeners. You do not have to do without planting, because you can cut slits in the fleece and use perennials. So that the permanently applied cover does not catch the eye, it can be laminated with a thick layer of bark mulch. In most cases, the sprouting of the giraffe will stop and the bed will be free of weeds.
Note: Even if the rhizomes die off and the yaw no longer drives out, the long shelf life of the seeds should not be forgotten. If fleece, cardboard or bark mulch are removed too soon, new and vigorous girly plants quickly form out of the seeds in the soil.
Potatoes are good and natural weed killersWhen fighting greed hardly a gardener thinks of the potato, which is quite suitable as a natural weed killer and thus also to combat Girosh. Potato plants have very dense foliage that allows them to dip the soil underneath into complete shade. Since potatoes have high nutrient and water requirements, they deprive the weeds of many nutrients and make it almost impossible for the weed plant to grow. Potatoes as weed fighters are recommended for example:
- in newly created and therefore weeds very vulnerable gardens
- on large plots that offer enough space for potato tea
- in very hard soils which are loosened up by potatoes
- with very strong weed formation
Persistent infestation - Chemical control?For each weed, there is a suitable means of curbing the growth and providing weed-free beds. However, the key to a chemical should be the last and best avoided way out. Because the chemical mace penetrates the soil and is thus absorbed not only by the weeds, but also by your crops. When cultivating vegetable beds or fruit trees in the garden, you should definitely do without chemicals and take the time to naturally combat greediness naturally.
Girsch in the perennial border
In beds with perennials, the removal of stubborn weeds is particularly easy. As you remove the perennials in the fall, you can subsequently fight the root system of the yaw and rid your bed of rhizomes of the plant. The digging fork with the recommended strainer, which you read about in a previous paragraph, is suitable here.
When rhizomes spread under pathsOn long-standing land, the weeds had plenty of time to spread throughout the area and form numerous rhizomes under the paths, the terrace or even the foundation of the house. If gardeners recognize this problem, control should be done before gardening. Rhizome roots under garden paths or under walls are easy to detect, as they increase the height of the path plates or create an oblique wall. Occasionally root parts can be seen above ground, as they grow between the individual plates or between paving stones. In order to make a complete removal, the panels must be removed and all underlying roots carefully removed from the soil.
Tip: Giersch is the weed most feared by gardeners. Due to its persistence and the rapid spread over large areas on the property, it is particularly important that the fight with care, continuity and the right tool takes place. Focusing on the natural distance along with the root, the gardener should inspect several times a year and keep an eye on the girly-covered areas over the long term.Fighting the weed once does not mean it will not grow again. Even if the roots and rhizomes are removed, they can not be rerouted over the plant's stable and highly germinable seeds.