How To Get Rid Of Bindweed In Washington?

Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), is a herbaceous perennial climber that will not only take over your plot/garden but also “strangle” other plants if left to it. Once it’s made its way into your garden it can be very difficult to get rid of.

It has shallow, fleshy roots that spread very quickly through the soil, and can go down up to 5 meters. Any bit of roots left while trying to eradicate the plant can grow into a new plant, and it can end up on your plot hidden in the roots of new plants, manure or soil. You can get more information regarding monsanto roundup cancer lawyers via http://www.monsantorounduplaw.com/washington-roundup-cancer-lawsuit/

Cultural control

Bindweed is extremely difficult to control organically – but with a couple of years persistent digging and hoeing it is possible to get rid of the plant. In saying that, though, it will readily spread from neighbouring plots if left untreated.

The first step in the war on bindweed is to get as much of the root system out as possible while digging your plot in autumn/winter. Next, you must consistently hoe out any shoots that try to come out in summer, as this will significantly weaken the roots for the coming season.

Chemical control

Bindweed is effectively and easily treated with a systemic glyphosate-based weedkiller, such as roundup. The problem lies in not killing other plants in the process. To avoid any other plants being affected by the weedkiller, make sure there’s no chance of the spray drifting onto them – or apply the weedkiller onto the leaves of the bindweed – using a paintbrush.