Tips for keeping Mexican petunias, nutgrass in check

Could you tell me how to kill the roots of Mexican petunias?

[…] I also find both the tall and compact forms extremely vigorous.

Without a gardener’s watchful eye, these prolific reseeding, root-expanding perennials quickly can outgrow their welcome in the landscape.

If you’re weary of digging up this pest, organic gardeners, including the Dirt Doctor Howard Garrett, recommend molasses to control nutgrass.

Drench troublesome areas with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of liquid horticultural molasses per gallon of water.

The shrubs are more than 5 years old, and I keep them trimmed like a hedge along the backyard (full sun) flower beds.

Is it possible these shrubs have only a few years that we would enjoy those beautiful blooms and they stop after a certain number of years?

Loropetalum sets buds in summer that become late-winter to early-spring blooms.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

Gardening events in the Houston area

With Galveston County Master Gardener Ira Gervais. 9-11:30 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102-B Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, register at galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

With Galveston County Master Gardener Jim Gilliam, 1-2:30 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102-B Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, register at galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

With Scott Snodgrass of Edible Earth Resources. 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com.

Christmas Open House: 2-6 p.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Tomball Garden Club event. 9:30 a.m. in the Amegy Bank Community Room, 28201 Texas 249, Tomball; tomballgardenclub@gmail.com.

Tasting, seminar sponsored by Brazoria County Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 21017 County Road 171, Angleton; 979-864-1558, txmg.org/brazoria.

With Texas A&M extension specialist Monte Nesbitt. 6-8 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife AgriLife Extension Service, 4102-B Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston, register at galvcountymgs@gmail.com.

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Living In Williamsburg: Is It the Right Move?

If you’re thinking of living in Williamsburg, you were probably seduced by the hype surrounding a section of Brooklyn that has achieved near mythical status. Before you set foot in the area, read on to find out if the move would be the right one for you.

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