Anne Miller wrote:Erica, I feel you are on the right track.
If that were my road I would dig a ditch on the side where you marked "Dig Deeper" though don't dig deeper make the ditch a foot or two closer to the edge. Then create a way for the water to flow into the new ditch.
Then drive to the left like in the picture.
Stacie Kim wrote:This would be a good project where you could earn a BB:
Fix a Pothole/Puddle--PEP BB earthworks
Some other permies folks have fixed similar situations, so maybe you could glean some ideas from that thread?
Anne Miller wrote:I only worry about the plants in my Zone 1, mainly on the paths where I walk.
The way I see it, removing plants that don't allow for diversity is probably a good move. Especially since that often means harm to wildlife who rely on the native plants for food. But removing "invasives" by any means and with no consideration of how removing them would affect the ecosystem they've been part of isn't always best. Observation and patience with yourself and the situation can help.
But it’s only invasive if you let it go to seed.