Southwest Yard & Garden; Controlling perennial peeds: Silverleaf Nightshade and Nutsedges

  • Silverleaf nightshade flowers are beautiful, but parts of the plant are toxic to humans and animals. NMSU Extension courtesy photo
    Silverleaf nightshade flowers are beautiful, but parts of the plant are toxic to humans and animals. NMSU Extension courtesy photo
Question: Silverleaf nightshade and nutsedge are taking over parts of my yard! Please help. Organic control options are appreciated. Helen B., Las Cruces, NM Answer: A few years ago, I asked NMSU Extension Weed Specialist, Dr. Leslie Beck, to explain why annual weeds like sandburs and goatheads are so difficult to control and to give us options for managing them without the use of pesticidesā€¦

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