Q.How Do I Get Rid Of Mint?
A friend gave me some plants for my landscaping and it happened to have mint in it. While I like the smell and it has produced some of the biggest mint leaves I’ve ever seen, it’s quickly taken over and killed all of my other plants in my landscaping. I’m planning to dig out and replant my entire front area, but I want to make sure the mint is entirely gone before planting again. What is the best way to kill it off completely without ruining the soul for future planting?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This will take a vigorous routine of, continuously, digging up and pulling every instance of the plant. This, paired with herbicide use, repeatedly, will make the work go just a little quicker.
Once mint gets established, it is VERY difficult to get rid of. It will self see and spread by underground runners, making this plant extremely invasive.
For the best results, removing everything in the bed, employing the treatment described above, AND solarizing the soil will be the best course of action.
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