In over my head...is it still the growing season?
I moved into a new home in August 2005. In my previous home I had 3 small borders that were very easy to maintain. Despite knowing it was going to be a lot of work, I put in 2 LARGE flower beds in my new home. I kept up with it fine over the summer, but now I am in over my head. With the recent alternating rains and warm weather, I have hundreds, if not thousands, of weeds growing. I have been working on pulling the ones near the base of the perennials. Part of me hopes they are annual weeds that will be killed with the first hard frost. Another part of me hates seeing them in the flower beds and wants to apply Round-up. Plus, if they are perennial weeds then with every day that goes by their little baby root systems are getting stronger. So, here's my question: is it still considered the "growing season" and can I still apply Round up if I want to? I'd hate to apply it only to poison the soil. I am in zone 6. Thanks for your help.