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The Best Ground Cover Weed Killer to Use in Landscaping

By Laura Reynolds ; Updated September 21, 2017
Some ground covers like English ivy may need several treatments of herbicide.
English Ivy image by Keith Pinto from Fotolia.com

Glyphosate is an effective broad-spectrum herbicide for broadleaf or woody plants and grasses. It is most effective when plants are grown and have begun to flower or are setting out new growth on rhizomes. Otherwise, it may top-kill but leave roots.


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An avid perennial gardener and old house owner, Laura Reynolds has had careers in teaching and juvenile justice. A retired municipal judgem Reynolds holds a degree in communications from Northern Illinois University. Her six children and stepchildren served as subjects of editorials during her tenure as a local newspaper editor.