getting rid of mint
My mother-in-law planted mint eons ago and we have been trying to get rid of it ever since as it is threatening our other gardens. It has taken over the tulip bed - we dug the entire bed out. But it has spread into the grass and into the rock garden. How do I get rid of it totally without digging the lawn and other gardens out?
You might want to try horticultural vinegar. Do be careful with it as it can kill other plants and grass.
Hi, I'm new.
And I wanted to say thank you for this post.
I have been wondering how one gets rid of renegade mint.
A friend of mine has a whole flower bed of it against his will.
We dig the whole thing up and put down fresh diet and everything and it just comes back.
Can you purchase horticultural vinegar from a Pikes or somewhere like that?
Welcome!! With mint, I would say keep digging and try the vinegar. I don't know what Pikes is, but if it's a big box store, I would think not. Try calling around to some larger nurseries or a feed store or farm supply. There are sites online. If you need them, let me know.
Thank you, Newt!
(Pikes is a huge chain nursery around here)
I'll try looking around here and hopeful won't have to hit you up for those links to purchase on line.
yes I had a proble with it too, just had to keep digging it out till it was gone. I now plant it in a pot.
You're so very welcome! Hope you can find it at Pikes. You could always make lots of mint iced tea! :?
when i was younger i went to a naibor hood yard sale and bought a mint tea plant for a quarter and it completly took over! the whole yard was taken over... i don't know how to get rid of it, but it smells great. all i can say is read alot about the plants before you plant them
Wish I were so lucky...
Hi all. I have to say I'm jealous of everyone who has mint problems; I've been trying to get mine to grow for a while now, and I'm worried it's about to give up soon. I'm willing to trade mint plants if anyone's looking for the fast-dying variety! :)
I was given a bag of mint plants at the start of the season, unfortunately she left them on the back porch (that I seldom use), and the whole lot of em COOKED - and I mean they were everything from brown and brittle on the top of the pile to wet and slimy on the bottom of the bag, and not one bit of anything that looked like it would live. But my husband dared me to try my 'Living Water' on it ... So I put everything in a large long planter and covered it up with planting soil and wet it all down with my 'Living Water'. I only watered it every three days, but only with my 'Living Water'. I really didn't think it would grow at all, but I came out one morning and saw just the tiniest little leaf in the planter. I didn't really think it was the mint to be honest with you, I figured it was just something that had been in the potting soil. But a few weeks later, and you should see this stuff - I now have it planted in 2 BIG pots, the original LARGE planter and a smaller oblong planter that is being shared with a piece of Ginger-root that I hope will take root. If you are interested in the Living Water - just let me know via private message and I'll send you a link or something to the place I get it from. But you have to promice me that once your mint starts growing you eon't blame me if it gets out of hand LOL