Before the Battle
It has been warm. The knotweed by the creek has been growing like crazy. It was over 4 feet tall in places.
After the Battle
It was very warm and muggy this morning. It seems like it is always warm and muggy when I have to knock back the knotweed. I grabbed the scythe and attacked it hard. The scythe is the best tool for the job. It takes a little effort, but it cuts a large swathe moves pretty fast. I was able to clear the knotweed in about 30 minutes. I was drenched in sweat, but I can now see our creek.
The knotweed will be back. I'll have to hit it hard 3 or 4 more times this year. Only when we get the next hard frost will the knotweed retreat until next year.