The good news is that “everywhere” isn’t quite as bad as last year’s “everywhere.” The places where I dug up swallow-wort before aren’t nearly as thick with the stuff. And that’s the key: You have to dig this stuff up, and you have to get the crown of the roots. Then I wait about a month and get the survivors on the second pass. Each pass goes a little quicker. So after a bit of panic, I seem to have them under control.
And this is where I add the obvious sentence fragment: For now.