Posted: Apr-03-2005 at 9:10am
Help ! I have lost all patience. I want to KILL the buttercups in my garden. HOW ? I fear they will strangle my perennials so i'm planning a premptive strike against them. Actually they struck first.Will they just form a living mulch ? That i can live with........
Location: Washington, Western Cascade Foothills
Posted: Apr-03-2005 at 9:22am
If you have buttercup in your garden, you need to get to the "root" of the problem. Buttercup loves soggy soil. In other words, places with bad drainage. I wouldn't so much worry about the buttercup "strangling" your perennials as I would the bad drainage drowning your plants.
Buttercup is fairly easy to pull out (at least in my garden). Once that is done, I would correct your drainage problem. This may be as simple as adding some compost or aerating the soil, or it may much more involved.
Chris Sunset 4 USDA 8a