Bonus tip: mow ev­ery­thing

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Strate­gic mow­ing of weedy pas­ture has been shown to be a great way of con­trol­ling many types of an­nual and peren­nial weeds. Re­search by the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin showed one mow­ing in the grow­ing sea­son (eg when a plant is at a fresh, dense leafy stage, but be­fore flow­er­ing) can be enough to man­age an­nual weeds, while mul­ti­ple mow­ings of peren­nial weeds when they are 20-30cm high (again, be­fore flow­er­ing) will kill them off. How­ever, some weeds with a creep­ing root sys­tem like Cal­i­for­nian this­tle (note, in the US this is known as Canada this­tle), will re­quire mul­ti­ple mow­ings dur­ing spe­cific growth pe­ri­ods.

http://host.cals.wisc.edu/ren­zweed­sci/1996/10/04/weed­con­trol-in-pas­tures-with­out-chem­i­cals/

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