Posted: 04/03/2013 at 12:29
I've had allotments for over 30 years now and they were all overgrown with couch and other grasses. This tip is no use to the organic growers amongst us but Round Up used in April is magic. It acts best when the grass is growing strongly and it will go right down and kill those annoying creeping roots. It only works on the green growth and doesn't harm brown stems. Even if you only use it the once it is a good start. Tough perennial weeds like docks and Dandelion tend to need more than one dose. I have seen new gardeners especially, spend many hours painstakingly digging it out, then the tiny bits of root left behind find thier way up again. Bindweed is another shocker and that responds to a few doses. Good luck Reg. It can only get better..