We have a very tough weed popping its ugly head up in various places throughout our lawn. This morning I took it upon myself to attempt digging out some of the root, but as you can see from the attached photo the root is incredibly woody, like that of a tree. If I continue with this method we won’t have much lawn left!
If anyone could please identify what on earth it is, and better still how to deal with it I would be most grateful. I’ve attached 3 pics, showing leaves, manifestation in lawn and root. Many thanks.