Horse tail fern

Asked May 1, 2019, 6:29 PM EDT

We have horse tail ferns coming up in our flower garden. How do we eradicate it? It started last year and is already doubled this year. I appreciate all the help I can get.

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

Horsetail can be very difficult to eradicate, and will require persistence on your part. For details about the most effective management tactics, as well as the tactics to avoid, please refer to this tip sheet, https://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/gotpests/weeds/factsheets/horsetail-swanson.pdf