Large Thorns Nodes Invasive Nightmare
I bought my first house with the expectation I would put in some hard work and be rewarded with a beautiful barefoot lawn. No wonder they sold it to me in the winter when the yard was under 24" of snow. The previous owner hadn't touched the yard in 8 years. Every week I get a new species of weed emerging. Sometimes I use chemicals and sometimes I dig. This one may cause me to throw in the towel and call in the heavy machinery. These plants are popping up throughout the yard. When I dig them up they are attached to a node on a 3/4" root system. When I pull the root, it just goes on forever and I end up doing more damage than good. Do I stand a chance? When allowed to mature beyond 1' tall it develops some of the largest thorns I've ever seen. Thanks!