Have you ever thought about weed removal as a strategy? Other than digging, swearing, consuming restorative beverages and repeating? A reader’s comment and our epic shared “weediest battle” post of August 12 inspired this back to basics story.
Adaptive Weed Management–utilized at the state, regional, and local levels for managing natural areas–takes into account the site, uses, invasives present, and methods for control. The key here is also the term “management,” as many areas and invaders necessitate an ongoing, managed effort–not a one-and-done weeding session. We thought it would be useful to share the concepts of Adaptive Weed Management, rephrased here as a strategy for evaluating invasive weeds in home gardening environments: