Every year it’s the same thing, the grass takes over the flower beds. This isn’t normal grass though. It’s the awful, thick, weedy, orchard grass that is known to be impossible to clear. It comes back no matter what I do to it. I dig it out. I pull it out. I even use Round Up on it. And still it comes back.
On the left was what it looked like before I spent about 2 hours digging. On the right, if you look closely, you can see a small clear spot near the bend in the sidewalk. Yep, two hours, and still so much more to do.
Unfortunately this orchard grass has also started taking over our regular lawn too. Even more unfortunate is the fact that the only real way to get rid of it is to dig it out. The roots go long and deep, which means you really have to dig deep. Sadly there isn’t time or money to rip out our entire lawn and replace it with new sod, especially when the orchard grass still grows in other places and would eventually find it’s way back to our lawn eventually anyway.
Wish me luck! I hope that I win the battle, but so far the grass has the upper hand.