How to get rid of invasive plants in your Kentucky garden

As you can imagine, when writing a gardening advice column, your inbox can be an endless source of entertainment.

“How long should I compost cricket manure?” (This is actually a thing…)

“How do I direct the sun into my shade garden?”

“Can you tell me the Russian sage is from Kentucky?”

Some may leave you scratching your head, while others, intentionally or unintentionally, raise great questions.

One topic that seems to be ubiquitous in email inboxes is how to manage invasive plants in “natural” landscapes. A quick online search will reveal all kinds of information on how to get rid of this or that invasive plant. The challenge, however, is what to do after removing the harmful plants.

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