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Old 18-07-2003, 03:12 PM
Jack Straw
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Default Lamium: to mulch or not?

I'm pretty much a beginner, south-central PA, zone 6/7.

I've got a hill that's a bear to mow, so we're working on bringing
ground cover in on it. Three zones: ivy, lamium, vinca.

My first (middle) area was for the lamium, kindly donated by a friend
of the family. I used roundup on the area, which is ~ 20' x 20', and
planted a hundred or so vinca plants.

Well, I've had a major-league crabgrass explosion, and it looks
terrible, not to mention the fact that the lamium is now competing. I
wanted to save myself some work, and now I'm killing myself weeding.

So, that being said, what to do?

I've thought about mulching with newspaper & grass clippings, or maybe
just the clippings alone, but my mother says that the lamium needs to
arch over and hit real dirt in order to spread.

Asking for second opinions on how to manage this mess till it grows in
some more.

'Been lurking for a while, thanks for lots of good reading & advice.


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