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Episode 5: "Weeds"

Synopsis: Greg and Doug review what you need to know about managing weeds. From the best and easiest ways to remove simple garden weeds to how to manage noxious weeds such as ivy and Giant Hogweed.

Greg and Doug check in with local weed expert, Sasha Shaw, as she demonstrates how to safely handle Giant Hogweed, the sap of which can be harmful. (Read more about Giant Hogweed.)

Next, they visit Vashon Island where they meet up with Tammy Dunakin and her herd of weed-eating goats.

Tips & Tricks

How to avoid spreading noxious weeds.


  • How to safely remove and dispose of Giant Hogweed.
  • The best tools for easily removing garden weeds.
  • How to use geotextile fabric for weed control.
  • How to rescue trees from ivy.

Show resources:

Northwest Native Plant Landscaping Guide

Noxious Weed Control Program

(Weed eating goats!)
Tammy Dunakin

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