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How to Get Rid of Foxtails

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Foxtails are an invasive grass-type weed known to spread in yards, pastures, and other grassy areas. You can use both chemical and organic methods to get rid of foxtail, but you should also follow either one with preventative measures to protect the area against future foxtail threats.

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  1. ↑http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/sites/default/files/documents/lf/FoxtailControl.pdf
  2. ↑http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/controlling-foxtail-weeds.htm
  3. ↑http://patwelsh.com/wpmu/blog/weeds/fox-tail/
  4. ↑http://www.almanac.com/content/weed-control-techniques
  5. ↑http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extnews/hortiscope/weed/foxtail.htm

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To get rid of foxtails, dig under the weeds, then turn them into the soil and pack them into the ground, where the dark, hot conditions will kill them off. Alternatively, dig out the weeds, including the roots, and dispose of them away from your yard to avoid getting more foxtails. You can also douse your foxtails in vinegar, leave them for a week, then pull the dying weed out of the ground. If laying mulch is an option, smother the foxtails with 2 inches of wood chips, leaves, or straw. To learn how to use chemicals to get rid of foxtails, keep reading!

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How to Get Rid of Foxtails. Foxtails are an invasive grass-type weed known to spread in yards, pastures, and other grassy areas. You can use both chemical and organic methods to get rid of foxtail, but you should also follow either one…