RE: Unwanted Brush
I am currently preparing a new Iris bed, by covering an area with
Hope it kills all the grass and weeds, I think it will be cooked
and ready when the first Iris shipments arrive.
Gunnar Andersson Stockholm/Sweden
Louise Parsons wrote:
> They "solarize" their ground to kill weed and grass seed. Now
> whenever I dig up an area, I cover the new unplanted bed with clear
> and let the summer sun "cook" it for a few days.
This works, but we've found out by trial and error that black plastic is more
effective here than clear plastic. A few days treatment seems to kill most
seeds. A few weeks under black plastic kills even the nematodes.
Anyone have experience to report from other climates? I realize southern NM
qualifies as extreme -- taking a barefoot stroll across our sand in the summer
is most unwise, so you can imagine how hot the soil gets under plastic.
Sharon McAllister (email@example.com)