Web of roots

keeswMarch 25, 2012

Hi All,

A couple of years ago I built a raised bed on the side of my lawn next to the fence. I removed the sod and filled the frame with garden mix soil. Had mixed success and last fall we had almost nothing. Digging through the soil showed a lot of the white grubs and a lot of sort of root mats...wads of very fine roots.

This spring I decided to take all the soil out of the bed, put down landscape fabric, screen the soil and mix it with home-made compost. I screned out all the grubs, weeds, stones and other undesired material.

Now I am trying to plant some plants and while the top surface looks nice and clean, when I work the soil I am finding all these long rhizomes. I have tried to follow where they go but that is difficult without emptying all the soil and the rhizomes keep breaking.

I am afraid that any remnant will propogate but I don;t really want to empty the bed again. DOes anyone know what kind of weed this webby mass is ? Is there any treatment for it ?. I am afraid that planting vegatable plants may be futile as this weed may take over everything.

Thanks in advance....

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I was hoping someone closer to you would chime in, but that sounds like the grass roots to me. Is there something else growing there you can show a picture of?

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 9:30AM
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aharriedmom(8B FL Sunset 28)

First time in this forum and maybe you won't see this response because the post is older - but could it be rattlesnake weed (Florida Betony)? We have it here and it's truly a pain in the rear-end.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 7:22PM
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