Posted: 06/08/2013 at 13:41
Mark, weedkiller can be used if that's your preference but you may need several applications to get rid of persistent offenders and you'd have to be careful not toget it on plants yu want to keep. Another alternative is to smother them thoroughly with black plastic so that you deprive them of light, and leave them till the late winter/spring so that you can start afresh. Are they on an area where you could use a lawn mower or a strimmer? If so, you an use that to cut them right down first to make it easier. If not, shears will also do the job. Some weeds -like horsetail- can still make their way underground to pop up at the edges where they get the light but you could tackle those individually if that happens. Many weeds are made worse by digging unless you are very thorough about getting every little piece of root out -eg bindweed - as even little pieces left in the soil will regrow.