Posted: 14/06/2014 at 16:29
Mares tail was introduced to 'bind' railway embankments etc., due to their straggling root system. We live next door to a railway and have found the most effective way to deal with it is to keep pulling it up. When the soil is damp a long , firm pull will bring up a length of root - don't yank it !
A totally natural method is ..... invest in geese! They love it. We looked after some goslings for a week and they cleared the weed, unfortunately they didn't get down to roots, but did weaken the plants.