Question: HELP! There is a weed that is taking over my yard!I think it is called spiderwort. It has a strong root system and kills the vegetation around it. When it’s mown, it comes back just as fast and keeps coming back, and there’s more the next year! I was digging them up at first, but now there are too many. I went to the Ag office and they didn’t know what it was. I’m ready to use Roundup on the whole thing to get rid of it. Help!
Answer: The spiderwort we know is a handsome perennial that grows about 18” tall and sports large flowers in shades of pink, red, blue, and white. Often, weeds have local common names. Take a sample to a garden center or Cooperative Extension office for I.D. and possible safe control methods.
–Gardening experts George and Becky Lohmiller, Hancock, New Hampshire