1. I have a broadleaf weed that has spread via its strong root system into my pachysandra ground cover. Because both the weed and my ground cover have entangled root systems, I cannot pull the weed and its root system out of the bed. How can I kill the weed without harming my pachysandra?
What I mess. I’ve got something similar going on in my garden. Unfortunately, there is no good “kill” solution to this problem. What I can suggest is this, if you can’t pull the weed by hand, then you should consider trying to remove sections of your ground cover with a sharp shovel. Cut manageable sized squares, three inches deep, pick up the slice and weed out the unwanted vegetation over a wheelbarrow while you let loose dirt fall. Then transplant the pachysandra back into your garden. This is a very tedious process, but may be worth it considering the amount of ground cover you have established.