I have inherited a garden sprawling with buttercups. I don't mind if they are in the grass,but here's the problem: a few years ago, I wanted to create more flower beds and was reluctant to use any pesticides, so I gathered all my angry thoughts and channeled all that energy to digging up unbelievable amounts of sod (a delightful mix of grass/buttercups and other stragglers). Unfortunately, THEY'RE BAAACK!!! . Then I was really busy for a few years, and man oh man... you all can figure out what happened. So anyhoos, I'm of 2 minds now: Should I dig them all out again, then grow a groundcover that can compete with them? Any recommendations on what kind of groundcover can compete with buttercups and at the same time permit me to grow other shrubs and perennials? For crying out loud, my buttercup woes even inspired a burlesque of an ode! see my thread in "conversations" titled "Poetry is the P in N-P-K"!!!