How to get rid of pokeweed

Asked July 12, 2017, 6:03 PM EDT

How do I safely get rid of pokeweed without using roundup. It is located in a bed of pachysandra just starting to get white berries

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Your best option to remove pokeweed without using Roundup would be to manually dig out the plants. Be sure to get all of the fleshy taproot. If any of the taproot is left in the ground, they will re-sprout. Try to get them out before the berries ripen and drop. Birds eat the fruits of pokeweed and spread the seeds.