Lily of the Valley, along with Liriope and Bishop’s Weed, is another one of those fast spreading invasive perennial plants that seem to constantly overstep their original plant bed boundaries.
Lily of the Valley is a perennial groundcover forming plant we find in more mature landscapes (rarely planted on purpose in modern day gardens) and is known to tolerate extreme environmental conditions (drought, clay soil, etc.).
Lily of the Valley GROWS, and GROWS, and GROWS!!
Lily of the Valley seems to withstand full sun once established, but grows very well in deep shade.
Please be sure to contact our team at Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. if you need professional help removing unwanted Lily of the Valley plants or any other stubborn vegetation found overtaking your garden. Thank you very much for visiting our site and have a great day!
While not very popular these days, yucca’s were a very common perennial found all over the Chicagoland area 20 plus years ago. These plants are durable!! They spread by rhizome and develop a deep tap root which makes them resilient to weather extremes, but very difficult to remove when the time comes for a change. Because of their rather extreme deep growing tap root (sometimes over 15 feet into the ground!!) and vast network of spreading fiberous roots, they cannot be easily eradicated.
Talk about survival of the fittest……. Yucca’s have the physiology to endure and live seemingly forever!!
Even after the initial plant removal (digging out) has been completed, you can count on new plant regrowth 90% of the time. When new yucca plants eventually sprout from the ground they can be pulled by hand, dug out as they appear or a non-selective systemic herbicide may be applied to eliminate the unwanted plants and their comprehensive underground root structure.
So, if you have these hardy perennials growing in your garden and want them removed, please plan on much digging and several growing seasons to finally achieve success.
Please be sure to contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any lawn maintenance, landscape renovation or snow removal service you need completed. Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
If there is one persistent type of unwanted vegetation that is very difficult to control in most lawns it has to be the “grass like” weed named yellow nutsedge (aka yellow nutgrass). This weed makes itself visible from mid to late summer and tends to love sun exposed wet soil lawn areas. Yellow nutsedge is a warm season perennial plant that grows from underground tubers (nutlets) and spreads via underground horizontal creeping stems called rhizomes. These underground tubers can easily survive many years in the upper foot of soil if negative site conditions are left unchanged. Even though yellow nutsedge plants resembles turfgrass from afar, a closer look reveals the truth about this stubborn “grass like” weed. The leaves of the nut sedge plant are stiffer and thicker than most grasses, are V-shaped (cross section) and grow in sets of three from the base. Yellow nutsedge can be controlled non-chemically and chemically. The easiest way to eradicate small colonies of yellow nutsedge is to maintain a thick lawn and simply pull the nutsedge plant out of the ground as soon as you see it. Special care should be taken to also remove the underground tubers/nutlets (if possible) for best long term control. Another common non-chemical way to eradicate yellow nutsedge is to improve the drainage of the effected turf grass area. Since yellow nutsedge loves wet moist soil, a simple drainage improvement or reduction in irrigation can eliminate this particular weeds ability to flourish. The final way to control yellow nut sedge is chemically. It is very common to require multiple herbicide applications over many growing seasons to achieve desirable results. Please contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. to evaluate the overall condition of your lawn and to discuss the possible need for chemical yellow nutsedge control. Thank you for your time and we look forward to being of assistance to you!
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