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Old 11-08-2015, 03:01 AM   #31
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Okay, I think I found it. All the other info I wrote doesn't apply. I think it is ornamental goutweed. It was imported to North America from Asia but has become invasive. Good news is you can eat it! ( But, not to be confused with water hemlock) The recommended way to kill it is what you did, only black tarp. http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2014/0...ally-goutweed/
Yep that's exactly how it looked like fully grown. I believe it was deliberatly planted by the previous owner as it flowers and is pretty, but it just got out of control. They're not kidding when they say it grows fast, while I was trying to manually erradicate with a shovel, an hour later spots that I had done it was starting to grow again.

Because of El Nino we still don't have any snow or very cold weather yet so the grass I planted has managed to get very thick. I wont cut it this year and allow it to continue to drown out what is left of those weeds. Next year if I'm fast enough I should be able to take care of what's left manually.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:21 AM   #32
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Because of El Nino we still don't have any snow or very cold weather yet so the grass I planted has managed to get very thick. I wont cut it this year and allow it to continue to drown out what is left of those weeds. Next year if I'm fast enough I should be able to take care of what's left manually.
Nice job! It has indeed been a good fall for seeding grass. I might even have to pull out the mower one more time.

Keep that grass happy in the spring and you'll be good to go.
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