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    to my English ivy problem, discussed above. Being unwilling to spend dozens, perhaps hundreds of hours digging and pulling, I resorted to herbicide.

    If you can legally use herbicide at your place, consider doing so. Follow directions, of course. As soon as the knotweed dies, plant desirable natives to fill the void. And continue to treat the knotweed as necessary.

    The alternative is to let the knotweed grow, and get on with more enjoyable projects. Half measures will not work. Either make the full commitment, or let the stuff grow.

    Of course, having a reservoir of knotweed adjacent to your land won't make it any easier.

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