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Q.My neighbors have those ugly yellow bird of paradise right on my fence line. They send their seeds into my field where I grow berm

Zone 85531 | Pamevans added on August 31, 2019 | Answered

uda grass for baling. These plants have taken over a corner of my field with these nasty ugly plants and they seem to kill everything else trying to grow around them. I have dug them up and they go from 6 to 12 inches below the ground and have these connecting roots and a bulbous part where more plants grow from. How do I kill them? These nasty plants seem to have something that retards growth of bermuda grass, other weeds and whatever else I try to grow. They are sort of like a desert plant, the creosote which does not allow any other plants to grow nearby. This bird of paradise has killed all the bermuda grass, weeds and everything else for about 25 feet in every direction. The creosote gives off fumes or something that does not allow other plants to grow; does the BOP do the same thing? How do I get rid of them please?I would get an entire bale of grass from that area that now only has this BOP there. I hate them. Please advise and thanks

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Answered on September 2, 2019

This is going to be a question for your agricultural extension service. This situation has some legal undertones that we can't really advise in

What I can do is point you in the direction of your nearest extension service: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

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