Salvaging Blackberries in a garden in ruins
Hello. My husband and I purchased a home a while back and the entire yard was like a jungle. I have managed to tame most of the beast except for one bed. In this bed I have wild black berries, day lilies, some sort of garlic, a climbing rose(understatement of the century)mint and purple cane. Within this mix is a tangle of oaks sprouting and all sorts of weeds that I am not familiar with. It seems all of these plants are in a battle to take over. Who can stay, who should go? My attempts to rid the black berries has been futile because they always creep up along the edges of my house. I think I would like to just incorporate the black berries in a way that they will not take over everything else. Can I mulch this plant? Any ideas on if this will work or am I stuck fighting them for eternity. I don't want to use round up and it has not proven to be effective for this problem anyways. Thanks for any ideas, I am overwhelmed.