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Mulch Question

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Mulch Question
  • From: Janice Frizzell jfrizzell@tbr.state.tn.us
  • Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 10:09:15 -0600

I have used Preen (preemergent) and Grass Out to combat the grass and weed
problem in my iris garden but I find myself still spending days hand
weeding. I would prefer to spend those days doing something else :-)

Has any tried using mulch? I have my irises planted in long rows and I was
going to try putting mulch down on the path between the rows. I will not put
any mulch close to the irses. I know that as the mulch decomposes it takes
up the nitrogen in the soil but since I feed my irises anyway I thought this
would not be a major problem. Has anyone tried this approach or have another
solution I have not tried yet? I would truly like to get away from chemical
control of weeds.

Any help would be appreciated.
Janice Frizzell


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