Weeds vs. valuable plants
I've just purchased a very neglected piece of property. There are large beds of yews-definately going- and vinca which I'd like to keep. Unfortunately, the vinca and a couple of plants I'd like to save, are overrun by nasty weeds, beutiful but invasive prarie plants, nettles and the dreaded buckthorns.
Do I dig out the plants I want to save and obliterate everything else(this does seem the easiest at this point), dig out the weeds and continue battling them for a few years or is there a plan C that is better than what I've come up with? I'm interested in hearing from people who have been there and are wiser having coming through to the other side--beautiful foundation plantings and understory beds.