Serious Weed help!!
This is my first post and I am a first time home buyer. My wife and I just moved into our house and are facing a backyard completely filled with these very strongly rooted weeds. So many of them that you can't even walk across the yard without tripping over them.
Last weekend we raked and removed layers of dead weeds, branches, leaves etc. We are left with a field of these strong roots sticking up out of the ground. I have no idea what kind of weed this is. I spent a few hours trying to manually pull them out with a weed hog but there are just too many and they are too strong, it would take a lifetime.
I am considering renting a tiller or 2 and borrowing some friends time this weekend to turn the whole yard, rip out the roots and manually pick up and throw away as many of them as I can. I just want to get it in a better place before the ground freezes and hopefully get somewhat of a foundation for the spring time so we can do grass and start some planter boxes.
Does this sound the way to go about this? Any input or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
There is a photo of what Im dealing with, these things are more like bushes than weeds!