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Grass paths?

I dealt with grass in a garden, and what a drag to mow! Especially if there
was lots of rain and/or little time to mow. The grass would be huge and make
for a 2 hour annoying project. Plus the grass was always growing into the
beds, which was a whole other chore.

Also, the wire worm likes to live in grass roots and eats root crops. So,
deny them a home.

A friend of mine suggested dirt paths... pull all the grass out and just
have dirt. The nice thing is with enough foot traffic, the dirt is packed
down and no weeds grow either. Or at least so few it doesn't matter. I have
enjoyed my dirt paths this year.

One potential downside is a bit of muddiness, but gardening and getting soil
on you are one and the same. Those more fancy free folk enjoy barefooting it
in the mud, squishing between the toes.

Community gardens can also lay carpet upside down in paths and lay wood
chips on top. This works very well and lasts years. It's best to remove the
grass before laying the carpet.

Happy gardening,

community_garden maillist  -  community_garden@mallorn.com

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