Willow-herb weed is whack!!
Good morning folks! I need some suggestions....
I probably could spend the entire day getting on my hand and knees to pop these crazy weeds out but there is a gazillion of them! So I'm looking for suggestions.
I have one of the Epilobium sp. of Willow-herb weeds...they act like winter-annuals. At this time they are small red-tinted, fleshy leaved rosettes. They can grow between 10-14", single square-stemmed and have 4-petaled tiny pink flowers..the seed is born from a long slender capsule that splits and the seed has silky hairs. Last year I went through my 12X60 area once a week and cut them back with a vengence, but all that seemed to do was make them come back twice as fast and stronger...before you know it they had set seed and those rosettes were showing up in late fall again. Is my only choice popping each one out?