Nick Kitchener wrote:I've been working with quackgrass for 5 years and there is no sign of it going away. I can dig the stuff out by deep turning the grow beds but that only triggers the germination of a gazillion wild buckwheat seeds dormant in the soil, followed next spring by a fresh crop of quackgrass. And it destroys the soil structure.
If I sheet mulch I get about 1 growing season in before the quackgrass punches through an entire newspaper. If I deep mulch with hay it just keeps on coming.
For annual beds I really am at a loss about what to do about it. I'm coming to the conclusion that I will simply have to pull the stuff until one of us dies.