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Re: revelation-weeds

I've always used pine bark but last year I used just leaf mold.
Don't get me wrong, I do get weeds, just not in the amounts Donna mentions. When the maples drop their samaras, I have a bunch to pull and there's always some redbud seedlings trying to pull a fast one on me. Each year when I plant the tenders bed some weeds pop up, but mostly it's volunteers from the year before.
I spent a lot of time years ago eradicating scotch thistle and bindweed, but just last year they started trying to stage a comeback so I nipped that in the bud. I get dandelions here and there, but I just dig them out.
I haven't used weed-b-gone in several years but there's a patch of clover in back that is getting too big, so I sprayed that along with a few other bits and pieces.
Mostly, it seems to me, my beds have been undisturbed. Once you take care of weeds and keep a space mulched and no longer disturb it, they tend not to be too much of a problem.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] revelation

What do you use for mulch?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jun 28, 2006, at 8:56 PM, Kitty wrote:

I just don't ever have a lot of weeds, mulch keeps them under
control in the beds.  Of course I get some, but I guess the close
planting keeps them at a minimum.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] revelation

Why don't you have any weeds?

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