Thistle be easy, I hope.
August 8, 2009 7:52 AM Subscribe
How can I kill the thistles in my yard?
posted by ChrisR to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
These things are persistent, ugly, and painful, and I want them gone. I've tried pulling them up, but I usually only get 10cm or so of the root before it snaps off, and in less than a week I have a brand spanking new plant. I want a more permanent solution.
I have had a plausible solution described to me, but I want some feedback before implementing it: Is it possible to use a Q-tip or some contact applicator to apply roundup or some other herbicide to the plants without affecting the rest of the lawn? If so, how, and which herbicide?
I'm open to other suggestions as well. I don't want a solution that will take massive amounts of money and labour, because my next door neighbour's yard is also infested, so I'll be repeating the process again and again, I'm sure.