Had this garden for a year now totally untouched for a number of reasons There are some nice plants worth saving but the majority of the front & back gardens are completely covered in bindweed knotweed Do I start trying to dig it out now. Cover it with black plastic & hope that it dies off. Give it a powerful blast of some kind of weed killer, I am not adverse in one-off extreme conditions such as my present one. Or what other effective solutions are on offer? Back garden is about 120 x 40 ft.
I should be very grateful for advice. Thank you.
Bindweed and Knotweed,I think I would move
Seriuosly,covering with black plastic will not achieve anything,are you sure it is Knotweed? or is it just Bindweed ? suggest you either post a picture or Google it to make sure first.
Yes, batanna. What,makes you think you have knotweed? Knotweed IS a real problem. Bindweed is not a big issue.
Spray with glysophate, let it die back, dig and remove whats left, then be ready to respray what comes up a while later.
I would do what Dave says, but it will take several goes and if bindweed has a wall or fence to hide under, it will, and then pop up again later.