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Horticulture/Mowing for Weed Control

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Many weeds can be controlled effectively by simply mowing or cutting them down. This can be done with a mower, brusher, string-trimmer, or scythe.

Weeds that are susceptible to this method includes all trees and shrubs, most vines, and large herbaceous plants. Lawn weeds are of course not controllable by this method, since they are adapted to regular mowing.

Depending on the plant in question mowing can either be done regularly to continually weaken the plant, or in the case of annual weeds simply cut down before seed production to prevent their return the following year.

Disposal of the clippings can generally be done by composting, although care should be taken if seeds are present.


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