I have loads of goosegrass invading my lawn. How do I get rid of it besides digging it all out?
You can spot treat with Round-up or use white vinegar as an alternative to the chemicals.
We have goosegrass everywhere - in the borders, among the plants, under hedges. I pull out as much as I can but I turn my back for 5 minutes and another takes its place. Ground elder is another pest that I can't get rid of. Please help before I concrete the whole garden over.
This article will give you ideas to get that goose grass under control:
I have been watering the goosegrass spots in my lawn, then the next day I pull the weeds up. They come up fairly easily. I am wondering if I am doing any good or am I just making the plant mad. I have spent the whole growing season on my hands and knees pulling this stuff up. It seems I am making some headway because the areas I have pulled seem to be staying "goosegrass free." Thank you for a wonderful site to rely on for advice.
Here is a link with a few more ideas and solutions for you.
How to kill goosegrass, also known as stickyweed?
Here is an article that will help you.
YOur article on goosegrass describes the seeds as non caffeinated coffee substitute, but other sources which I consider reliable note that goosegrass is related to coffee and that the seeds contain caffeine (hence their use as coffee substitute - preferably with dandelion for the flavour which goose grass doesn't provide - it just gives caffeine)
No, these do not contain caffeine as part of its chemical constituency. They are related, but at the family level. They are quite far apart in their genera, and will not bear much resemblance. This piece from the Wisconsin Horticulture Division of Extension will offer some more information on the plant: