we live in central Illinois. Several years ago we put in a moderate sized asparagus bed. Due to "family issues" it was basically then ignored for 3 or 4 years. It now produces asparagus like crazy. We did cut some earlier this year, but are now "behind" again, and I'm looking at the bed wondering what I should do. It's May 30th, and my asparagus bed is about 3 feet wide, 12 feet long, and 6 feet tall with asparagus (and weeds). What shold I do to get this back under control? Should I mow/weed-eat it down to the ground now and cut asparagus if/as it comes up through the summer? Should I leave it alone till next year? Should I mow/weed-eat and keep it cut all of this summer? We are trying to be better about harvesting the aspargus, but not sure exactly what to do right now. Help? THANKS!