I have got spiderwort all over my yard how do you get rid of it? it has taken over my back yard we have tried round up to kill it but it still comes back killed the grass we have dug them all up bye the roots for years and they still come back what can we do to get rid of them they are so pretty but enough is enough! I want to buy some nice plants hundreds of them ???�
desperate in south carolina.
I sympathize with your plight. I have just spent the last two years trying to get rid of spiderwort in my garden. So far this spring I have not seen any signs of it. Glyposphate, our friend in need-Round-Up, kills it, but it takes several applications. Like other invasive plants spiderwort (tradescantia) spreads underground, and requires repeated applications of your favorite glyposphate to eradicate it. Trying to dig out the roots will not be effective. Any section of root left in the ground will sprout a new
plant. Spiderwort thrives on sunshine and water and spreads best in these conditions. If you do water your grass, it might be worth foregoing it for a season- the drier conditions might help discourage any reqrowth. Thanks for your question and good luck getting rid of the plants.