What’s hairy and spiny that might be taking over your garden? Thistle is a type of weed that can be very stubborn and tough to eliminate. Thistles can grow tall, and they grow fast, and in a lot of numbers as well. Thistles can grow or sprout during the summer and fall. During the winter, they will appear to be roses or flowers that will also sprout during the spring. Thistle flowers will only guarantee more of this type of weed in your garden.
Having a garden or yard infested with thistles can have harmful effects on your plants, crops or flowers. These include:
- It can lessen the grass growth in your garden by more than fifty percent.
- Thistles are also a perfect place for insects and other pests that may attack you plants or crops, most especially insects that can damage tomatoes.
- These weeds can also suck out some of the nutrients away from your grass as well.
But how do you get rid of the stubborn thistle weeds? Below are some of the things you can do to deal with them: