RAGWEED
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I FILLED IN A SWIMMING POOL WITH DIRT SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND HAVE BEEN BATTLING RAGWEED EVER SINCE. PULLING THEM OUT ONE AT A TIME IS JUST A WASTE OF TIME. CAN ANYBODY HELP? THANKYOU
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  Re: RAGWEED by DIMO48 (I FILLED IN A SWIMMI...)
Unfortunately, as you have discovered, ragweed is a very pernicious plant. Total eradication is pretty much impossible. The ragweed entry in Wikipedia says that your best bets are either recutting/mowing the plants every 3 weeks or using Roundup. Uprooting plants may work in the spring, but skin contact with the plants may greatly aggravate any allergy symptoms. Info on burning the plants is also given in the Wiki entry, but this is not an option in many parts of the country. Be sure to read the article and check your local ordinances before attempting a burn. Good luck!
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