Rain Garden Cup Plant and Weed Eradication

by Free Speech on May 31, 2009

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.

Lodi, WI

When: Monday, June 1,  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pleasant St. between Hwys 113 and 60

Cup plants are taking over the Rain Garden, to the exclusion of other desirable prairie plants that were planned by the DNR for diversity, seasonal interest and colour.

UW Arboretum staff have advised that to kill an 8′ monstorous cup plant we would need to sever the tough tap root that could be 5 or 6 feet long. Digging does not seem an option. Grubbing tools, to get far enough below the surface to permanently sever the tap root, seem a good option. I think a mattock (or similar tool) administered by a strong arm might achieve the goal, followed by a swipe of Round Up.

There are other envasives that also need to be removed – thistles, wild parsnip, burr dock and dandilions.


Old clothes – long pants and shirt sleeves (parsnips burn and stain)
Work gloves
Mattock or similar tool
Loppers or pruners
Trowel or other favorite weeding tool
Bug spray

Before dark we will gather at the Council Ring for refreshments and chatter.
Consider this a “no cost” environmental/exercise/social event benefitting the Rain Garden and brought to you by your Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley.

For more info. call Allison at 592-4711


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