How does one eradicate "gout weed"

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How can you get rid of "gout weed" that's been growing and spreading for 140 yrs around an old farmhouse??

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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 02, 2018
    This one is hard because to fully remove it you need to remove the rhizomes as well. I would suggest solarization, which is a process that works best in the summer months. Mow an area of bishop’s weed down to less than an inch tall. Layer several tarps over the mown section. Secure the tarps to the ground with rocks. As the sun heats up the area, a larger amount of heat will become trapped under the tarps and eventually burn and suffocate the plants and the rhizomes. The tarps may need to be left covering the ground for 1 to 2 weeks.

  • Suzan Weygandt Suzan Weygandt on Jan 02, 2018
    Pour vinegar drectly on weed. It makes soil to acidic for roots to thrive in. Weed will die.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 03, 2018
    Cut the entire weed in the area down to the ground. Dig up the soil, the plant material, and the roots and rhizomes. Carefully sift out all of the rhizomes and roots, and throw them away. Replace the soil in the area, and begin the next section.