Organically speaking....what to do with a weed outbreak?
I am transitioning to organics, but the main thing that keeps me dabbling in the synthetics is a weed that I think is spurge. It took over at points last year and it appears to rearing its ugly head all over again this year. The grass has yet to start growing to crowd it out, yet I see these little white flowers popping up all around. Last year, it found a way to exist no matter what I did (spot spray, mow high, water infrequently). I spent half of my summer pulling it out, only to find it return shortly thereafter.
I worked really hard last year to build up the soil, and I have gotten off on the right foot this year, but part of me wants to round up the entire lawn in the fall - zapping anything that grows for weeks prior to reseeding - hoping that I can finally kill off every last remnant of this weed.
I think part of the problem is that I have rye/fescue/kbg mix lawn that tends to grow in bunches and leave some bare spots here and there, thus opening it up to this weed. However, even in the absence of a bare spot, it seems to creep in.