Planting Liriope

jadaknoxJuly 2, 2007

I am interested in planting some Liriope and wanted to know should I place the black landscape "paper" down before planting and mulching? I don't want grass and weeds coming in but I don't want to hinder the Liriope from spreading either. What to do? There is grass there now and I want to add a scalloped pattern to the yard and fill it in with Liriope. I wan planning on purchasing it from E-bay. 100+ plugs...

Any help appreciated.

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You MUST get rid of the grass before you procede. I suggest Round Up because it does not poison the soil or leave any residual chemicals.

Do not use any type of landscape cloth. In my experience it starves your plants (since you cannot add compost). Whats worse, it does not prevent weeds and grass from coming through, and really makes it difficult to remove the ones that come from down under.

Once you have a clean slate (see my first suggestion above), put in your plants, add a layer of compost, and then a layer of wood mulch. This should minimize new weeds until the plants fill in, and the mulch eventually breakdown into the soil. Good luck and happy planting!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2007 at 7:46AM
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