Category Archives: Garlic Mustard

Buckthorn Blasters Products for Sale in Plymouth, MN

The City of Plymouth (MN) is holding their annual Yard & Garden Expo this weekend, April 12 – 13, 2013. This is a really fun event with something for everyone. Get more details at their web site link: http://www.plymouthmn.gov/index.aspx?page=542&recordid=1702 Be … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT PLANT IN MY WOODLAND

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) and Woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea) are two almost identical native species of woody vine. For the sake of simplicity  “Virginia Creeper” refers to either/both plant species in this article. Virginia creeper (Copyright 2012 Landscape Restoration, Inc.) Virginia … Continue reading

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NATURE BLOG “RESTART”

My apologies for not posting new blog segments since early spring. I was sucked into a vortex of garlic mustard and could not find my way out until now. Seriously. There is still a short amount of time to pull … Continue reading

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HUMOROUS INVASIVE SPECIES VIDEO

Garlic mustard plants are beginning to bloom here, there and everywhere. Get those garlic mustard plants out before their seeds finish developing and disburse. When you take a well earned break from pulling out these nasty, prohibited garlic mustard weeds, click on … Continue reading

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Suspend use of Herbicide for Buckthorn Treatment in Spring

Typically in May through June (starting mid-April this year) we recommend withholding use of 18-20% glyphosate (i.e. RoundUp Concentrate Plus) for cut-stump treatment of non-native invasive buckthorn. Here is why: The cambium layer is the target area for application of herbicide … Continue reading

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GARLIC MUSTARD – BANE OF MY EXISTANCE/PART 3

My last blog segment covered first-year garlic mustard seedlings and rosettes. Now for the main event:  How to stop seed production and disbursement of second year garlic mustard plants. Once dispersed, garlic mustard seeds remain viable in the soil for … Continue reading

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GARLIC MUSTARD – BANE OF MY EXISTANCE

What you don’t know can hurt you. In the case of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) it can hurt your woodland too – badly. My awareness of more and larger infestations of garlic mustard every spring hurts my ability to sleep well … Continue reading

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EARTHWORMS, DUFF AND OTHER STUFF

Would you be surprised to learn that earthworms are an invasives species in Minnesota? I learned the nasty truth about earthworms in 2009 during a Master Naturalist course. Earthworms may help aerate the soil in my vegetable garden but are … Continue reading

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ABOUT US – LANDSCAPE RESTORATION, INC.

“Instill in others a passionate desire to preserve and restore our native plant communities and woodland habitats”                                 Mission Statement – Landscape Restoration, Inc Landscape Restoration, Inc. promotes native woodland habitat restoration through our landowner services, education and product sales. Wooded natural … Continue reading

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