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bramble is any coarse and rough, twisted, tousled, and prickly shrub. Usually, it is classified in the genus Rebus. It grows in the yard all by itself. Due to this reason, it is considered an unwelcoming shrub in your lawn.

It has the same issues that are associated with all other self-growing weeds. It hinders the growth and health of the lawn. It sucks away all the important nutrients required by the grass to be lavished and juicy rich. Bramble has long, thorny and bowed twigs and can grow up to two meters or more high. Such a stature also causes canopying of the grass making it dull, dim and dry.

In semi-natural states brambles can generate a trip hazard with the twisting and coiling stem that root at the tips. If an area or patch in the yard is neglected over a time, it hosts the favorable conditions for the growth of brambles. The brambles can be a problem if they over shadow the growth and development of the grass and the beneficial plants.

How to kill brambles using numerous methods. 

There are quite a few ways gardeners can get rid of brambles from the yard. Getting rid of such nuisance from the lawn is very important.  These methods can be manual, through machines or gadgets or by using weed killer chemicals. Given are the most important and effective ways to end the brambles from the garden.

01. Pulling out the brambles 

The gardener can opt to end the brambles by simply uprooting them. The plant can be ripped up with hands easily if it is in initial stages. The horticulturist has to pull it up right from its root so that it may not grow back again. The deracination should be done very meticulously so that its roots are also pulled out. If it is done with negligence, the roots will let it grow back to its length.

02. Digging the brambles out of the soil

The weeder should pull out the bramble base, taking the roots away without having any delay. The horticulturist needs to weed out the weeds with a garden hoe or shovel. A rake can be used but it is not as much effective as a hoe or sickle. Digging them up leave less chances of regrowth. The underground parts are to be removed with utmost care as they grow again even if they are well below the surface of the earth.  Their ability to grow back from the depth of the soil creates the messy and shabby look right after their removal. Removing the below-ground is a must thing which if neglected can cause trouble again. Saplings and sprouts are needed to be weeded out by hand. The gardener can eradicate the brambles. Nipping the stem of stubborn plants, and treating the renewed growth and expansion of the same in spring and summer season with undergrowth killer is a positive go. 

03. The weed killer chemicals

bramblesThe best weed killers that can be considered for eradicating the brambles from the root should have some specific ingredients. The chemical or the spray should contain triclopyr or glyphosate. The products that contain these ingredients as their basic formula are the best to nip this evil in the bud. The gardener should first study the bramble minutely to decide the better option for the chemical to be used. It is compulsory that the verdure of plantlets and young plants are eliminated with a systemic weed killer. This will not only exterminate the roots but the upper growth as well. There are other ways to eradicate the brambles as well but using the herbicide is considered the best and most effective one. It is possible that it will wipe out the rampant bramble for a longer period of time. Some of the weeder’s also try the home-made herbicide. They mix vinegar with salt to exterminate the brambles. This is an awful practice that does not have any long run effects on the bramble. So, horticulturists should prefer strong herbicides over the domestic ones.

04. Application of the chemicals

Following is the main procedure to nip the adverse effects of the brambles.

  1. Focus the area which is covered with undergrowth of the brambles.
  2. Take a portion of triclopyr according to the measurement of the area. You have to take the amount according to the per square foot area of the land or as mentioned on the manual: it does not damage the other plants it rests on. So, if the gardener wants to avoid replanting of the grass, he should use triclopyr. The taken amount should directly be showered on the brambles with the bottles. Another way is to jet it like a fountain with a spray bottle. The horticulturist should be well aware of the procedure to shower the herbicide. The spray should make the roots of the plant (already dug naked with a hoe or spade) spray logged and drenched with the chemical. This practice will let the garden free of the foes like brambles. It has a demerit that the gardener using this has to spray again after a couple of weeks of the first spray to have a fruitful and desirable results. 
  3.  The second herbicide to kill the brambles is using glyphosate. It is to be applied in the same way as triclopyr is used. It has a disadvantage over triclopyr that it destroys everything that it falls upon. It gives rise to an indiscriminate slaughter of the friend and the foe plants. The gardener has to replant the grass on the patches it has fallen upon. It is comparatively stronger than triclopyr.

Glyphosate has a caution as well.  The WHO take into account glyphosate to be a possible human cancer-causing agent. So, every country has set principles and laws for its use. Its use is strongly banned and proscribed in some areas and countries. The horticulturist has to consult the local concerned authorities to know about the law prevailing there before its application.

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