Have a massive amount of horsetail. Probably brought in by road planings when constructing a driveway. This borders on to a long sweeping lawn from the road.
I am mowing this at the moment and had intended to let grass grow in between the weed thus extending the lawn. BUT is this a good idea as I wonder about the spread of the spores in the spring?? Large amounts of fine green powder is produced from the tips of the stalks which appear before the weed gets is conifer like growths. The slightest touch releases it.
Any suggestions - this is growing amoungst the road planings - impossible to dig out and have tried many forms of chemical - even used a large gas canister burner with no effect at all. Have tried crushing, pulling it out - VERY hard work indeed - no luck - any suggestions from anyone out there?