Please Help! Killer Nandina
I'm not sure if this is the proper forum to post to but....
We just moved into our first home and the yard has been neglected for the past few years as the previous owner was very elderly and unable to do the hard work anymore. The yard has about 20 nandinas that were purposely planted and dozens more that have popped up in random places in the yard. I previously had no problems with this plant but have come to hate it as it is way to invasive.
My question is how do I kill it or get rid of it? We have tried digging it up but the roots are expansive, tough, and a general PITA. If I keep it cut down below the surface will this eventually kill it from lack of sunlight or will this just strengthen the root system because it is not putting energy into plant production?
Please help because I am about ready to set the yard on fire. :)