Repeated burning or cutting of horsetail forces its continued growth, eventually exhausting its carbohydrate stores. This process can take years for well-established equisetum stands. Equisetum thrives in wet, acidic, sunny locations. Therefore, applying lime, improving drainage, and applying fertilizer to accelerate the growth of grasses in mixed stands serves as a cultural control. Equisetum does not respond significantly to additional nitrogen, giving grasses an advantage.