|Where trillium bloomed Garlic Mustard prevails|
|Purple poison ivy vines|
Insert a narrow spade a few inches from the central base of the weed, press downward on an angle and pop the miscreant right out of business. Tap rooted weeds require full removal to prevent a reappearance.
Garlic mustard, an invasive and agressive weed which allegedly made its way to Zone Five and a Half from Europe, is nakedly visible in early winter. Left unchecked it'll take over the yard and any vacant patch of soil. It will also smother native woodland plants like trillium and trout lilies. Best to remove this pest when its bright green leaves outshine all else.
Point that spade, pop and pull.
Not bad for the waistline, either.