We fought the blackberries and won, for now...
My bf and I attacked the blackberries that were taking over the back of our yard and I just had to show the difference after we finished. It took two truck loads to haul all of the stuff away when we were done, they had encroached more than 10' on both the north and south corners of the lot.
Not only were the blackberries cut back but the weeds got whacked and the warm, dry weather is starting to change the color from green to gold.
The blackberries were coming through the 6' chain link fence at the back at all heights, is there anything we can do to slow them down? My bf is going to get some blackberry and brush killer and apply it to the cut ends that are coming through the fence, but is there anything else? When I was back there fighting I had visions of those 12' concrete walls that I see next to freeways ;oP