Ontario Nurseries Selling Goutweed
Our premier in Ontario has announced a province wide ban on pesticides and herbacides beginning in the spring of 2009. Of course this ban does not apply to Golf courses or farmers only to home owners who use these products for cosmetic purposes.
I visited our parents graves and saw that they are overgrown with goutweed. The headstones are not even visible. When I spoke to the cemetary officials they informed me that they don't use herbacides and that the government has so ordered it; which really isn't true until next spring. The problem is this plant is being sold in nurseries throughout the province and it is known to destroy natural habitat. I believe the sale of it should be banned. People plant this stuff because they really don't know any better.
I will try to get rid of it using wipeout on new leaf growth and then put a layer of heavy burlap down then place patio stones on top of it coming out from the grave. Any better ideas. Goutweed will be growing alongside on both sides of the patio stones unless I start taking on the job as cemetary custodian....lol I just figured that the stones is the best way to go.