The area immediately in front of my house has become overgrown with rushes. They are up to waist height at the moment. I have tried some weed killers and have cut the rushes previously, but to no effect. Any advise? I have hedging and other plants nearby so need to be careful if using chemicals. John.
Or, if possible, you could decide to control the rushes by spraying and then plant the whole area to alder, which thrives in wet soil and makes a fine woodland.