This weed looks impossible :(
I'm assuming this is a weed because it grew up like this in less than a week, it's ugly and it has a root system that tells me that it has been boss here for a long time.
We just moved to this house and the previous owner had planted a bunch of random bulbs out front amongst all of these crazy things. They are also on the side of the house and, in years past, had been allowed to grow quite tall before someone cut them at the ground leaving a big woody type root ball. I want them gone.
So, my first question, as I am hardly a gardener (maybe someday I will know more), is...what the heck is this awful thing? And my next question would be...how do I best kill it for good? It has a root system deep underground that seems to connect all the shoots that pop up out of the ground. The only thing I can think to do is dig up all the bulbs that the last girl planted and lay some weed cloth down to kill them off. If I do that, will the bulbs (I think mostly iris) be OK to just pass off to friends so they're not wasted? And would I be able to put soil over the cloth and plant some pretty annuals?
The shoots of this plant kinda look like asparagus to me.