I can't get over a post from Next Door. A neighbor posted, lamenting the weeds in her yard and her struggle to get rid of them. She used a rototiller but that didn't work. She begs the community for advice in getting rid of the weeds. Everyone starts responding: vinegar, boiling water, plastic, Roundup, dig them out with a backhoe (literally a suggestion).
Do you see the problem here?
What are the plants?! Nowhere in the post is a photo or name given. And yet everyone is suggesting how to get rid of them. I can't get over this. I couldn't keep my mouth shut and asked for a picture or a name, explaining that it would help determine the method. I was ignored and everyone is just arguing about Roundup.
Moral of the story: identify the plant. I type descriptions of plants into google all the time and match them against the images. No shame in that. I use the word plant intentionally here. A weed is just a plant.
Once you identify the plant, you know whether you need to remove it, and how to do so. Don't fire up your backhoe without knowing what you're hoeing.
Extra credit: do you see the other smaller problem here?
Rototilling. Disturbing the soil this way always surfaces seeds eager to germinate. And most of them will be the aggressive plants that we consider weeds.