Weeds are inevitable and take work to be controlled

Published: Sunday, Sept. 2 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

The other types are selective grass killers that help remove grassy weeds from broadleaf plants. These products are sold under various trade names including Hi-Yield Grass Killer, Fertilome Over-The-Top II Grass Killer and Ortho Grass-B-Gon Garden Grass Killer.

When using any pesticide products. read and follow all label directions. Remember, herbicides are plant killers, not weed killers and they cannot distinguish between which plant you are calling a weed and which one is a favorite flower or vegetable.

Larry A. Sagers is a horticulture specialist for the Utah State University Extension Service at Thanksgiving Point.

Garden tips

Entries for the Utah State Fair Agriculture and Horticulture Department are due Wednesday, Sept. 5, from noon-6 p.m. with an entry fee of $1. For specific entry information, go to www.utahstatefair.com/agriculture.

For more information on garden weed control go to extension.usu.edu/weedguides/htm. The publications there will help you identify problem weeds and suggestions for their control.

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