Fruit patch

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mdjlucan

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Fruit patch
« on: March 19, 2017, 15:13 »
patch no matter how much I take the grass out it still keeps coming back how can I stop  for once and for all
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stompy

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Re: Fruit patch
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 08:10 »
What fruit are you growing in the patch?

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Re: Fruit patch
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 08:38 »
If you don't mind spraying, glyphosate it, once or twice should get rid, or cover it with cardboard,  then membrane & mulch it with bark

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Re: Fruit patch
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 08:47 »
If you don't mind spraying, glyphosate it, once or twice should get rid, or cover it with cardboard,  then membrane & mulch it with bark
This i why i was asking whats in the patch, if it's just bushes and trees, then cardboard and straw does a really good job and last about 2 years then you just compost the straw and do the same again.
If its strawberrys then a little more care needs to be taken and a good quality weed membrane is best and chipped bark.

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Re: Fruit patch
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 10:57 »
I recommend straw too. Cardboard in addition can stop weeds and improve the drainage aswell

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mdjlucan

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Re: Fruit patch
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 19:47 »
Gooseberries Rasburyis blackcurrant rhubarb strawberries

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Re: Fruit patch
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 22:10 »
Grass is getting a pain for me too. I've laid down black plastic between the rows so far. I'm hoping to pick up woodchip or straw to cover soon. Hope the plastic doesn't offer a safe haven for the slugs. Time will tell.



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