Not true love but False Lily of the Valley
How fickle our love for a plant can be.
I have a small yard at the beach whose yard was an overgrown jumble when we bought it. I have spent the last several years pulling ivy and buttercups. I have been able to thin out the bluebells to a managable level but just these past two years I am suddenly overrun with False Lily of the Valley. I used to think it was lovely but it is so invasive and by late summer it's a dried up scraggly mess. It's in the grass and chokes out the sweet peas I used to be able to tuck in amongst the shrubs. I know for some gardens, it's a lovely ground cover but it's not working here.
I'm not necessarily looking for eradication but I do need to know the best way to control it.
Any suggestions or similar stories would be appreciated!