The morning glory is an annual, self seeding vine. Many gardeners love their beautiful trumpet shaped blooms. However, they can also become an invasive weed for the gardener on the other side of the fence. This is a guide about getting rid of morning glory.
Solutions: Getting Rid of Morning Glory
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Too many morning glories is a fairly easy fix. In the spring, put down old sheets, material, or newspaper and put leaves and straw on it and praises to be the few scattered outside. Those you can decide which to keep and which to pull. At the end of the year, you just dump the mulch and lay sheets, etc. back down and do again next spring.
I do my entire flower gardens this way for weed control, but sheets and newspaper usually only last one summer whereas the material (sewing kind) will last for 5 or 6 and sometimes even more.
Although I can't imagine anyone not loving these beauties, I will admit they can be prolific self-seeders. However you can use the same procedure to get rid of them as you would any other unwanted plant. Specifically, either kill it with weed killer or pull it up. Those are really the only two solutions.
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Here are questions related to Getting Rid of Morning Glory.
Morning Glories are taking over all of my flowers! I've tried pulling them, but they come back fast, and they're choking my roses. Is there anything that will get rid of them without killing my flowers?
I'm heartsick! I live in a two-family house that the owner is still working on and the front yard is messy and depressing! Yesterday, I planted a few Morning Glory/Moonflower seeds at the foot of the two porch posts on either side of the steps to the porch. This morning, I found the two plastic-wrapped seed packets I'd used for markers along w/ a note telling me they'd "removed" the seeds because vines are not to be grown near a "home". I'm not OK w/ this but they're the owners so I'll do what I have to do. In defense of growing these two charmers near a "home", I had both Morning Glorys and Moonflowers growing on porch posts in homes that I've owned and never a problem!
I planted some and it has absolutely taken over my flower bed, even the underneath of my porch. In my flower bed it's like I don't even have any dirt. It's only roots. It did not overcome my iris, canna, or rose bush. Help me please.