The Unwanted Guest: Is Baby’s Breath Invading Your Garden?
Baby’s Breath is a common flower found in many gardens, but it can quickly become an unwelcome guest. As a fast-spreading weed, Baby’s Breath can quickly take over a garden and choke out other plants. It is important to know how to identify and control Baby’s Breath in your garden.
Identifying Baby’s Breath
Baby’s Breath is a small, white flower with five petals and a yellow center. It grows in clusters and is usually found in gardens, along roadsides, and in other areas with disturbed soil.
Controlling Baby’s Breath
Controlling Baby’s Breath requires a combination of physical, chemical, and cultural methods.
- Physical Control: Regularly remove Baby’s Breath plants by hand and dispose of them. This is the most effective way to control Baby’s Breath.
- Chemical Control: Use a post-emergent herbicide to kill Baby’s Breath. Follow the label instructions carefully, as some herbicides can damage other plants.
- Cultural Control: Keep your garden healthy and free of weeds by regularly weeding, mulching, and fertilizing. This will help keep Baby’s Breath from taking over.
Baby’s Breath can be a beautiful addition to a garden, but it can quickly become an unwelcome guest. Knowing how to identify and control Baby’s Breath is essential for keeping your garden healthy and free of this invasive weed.