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How to get rid of buttercups

We have a MAJOR infestation of buttercups in our back yard. It is getting worse every year. Can you suggest anything to get rid of them?
Submitted by mhagan1218

Buttercups (Ranunculus spp.) can be quite invasive, and unfortunately there's not a good selective solution for eliminating them once established. You can spray with a non-selective herbicide such as glyphosate (Roundup), but it may require repeat applications, and will kill other herbaceous plants growing in the same area. Smothering it out by covering it with black plastic is another, non-chemical option, but that, too will kill other herbaceous plants nearby. The key to eradicating buttercups is persistence and thoroughness.

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This is a selfish answer but pull them up , with some dirt and ship them to people ho dont have any. Sorry .Not much help.
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