Sedum taking over!!!

seattlegardenerJuly 1, 2014

For some reason I couldn't upload a picture of the sedum that is overgrowing my patio. It's a patio made with a Walkmaker so there are a lot of cracks that the sedum has grown in between. I liked this until it grew so tall (about 4-5 inches) and began to bloom. I can't even see much of the patio now and I'm not sure if I can cut it back short now or should I wait.....Any input?

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GreenHearted(5a IL)

What kind of sedum do you have?

My experience with sedum is that it is cast-iron. I don't think it will hurt the plant to cut it back... perhaps look a little choppy but at least allow you to enjoy the patio again. I'd rather see choppy sedum than weeds growing in the cracks! =)

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 5:54PM
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mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

I just scrape it with a flat shovel and throw the pieces on my wood mulch or on the top of a stump with a little soil.
Mike

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 6:55AM
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NVL4

^^^^ and now I wish I had a stump in my yard!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 9:32AM
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mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

You could mow it or take a string trimmer to the Sedum.
At 4 or 5 inches, you picked a variety that's too tall for your hardly used patio. Normally foot traffic would keep it down. Try a Sedum that doesn't get as tall as the one you have. Some are really short.
Mike

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 9:56AM
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Emerogork2(5)

Grilled Sedum Anyone?

    Bookmark   September 15, 2014 at 11:59PM
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Emerogork2(5)

Sedum on the half shell.

It is a real clam shell!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2014 at 12:03AM
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mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

Love it!
I even grow it with moss on a table. It's moved into the shade in summer and the sun in winter.
Mike

    Bookmark   September 16, 2014 at 12:19AM
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GreenHearted(5a IL)

Nice inspiration pics, Mike & Emerogork! I just love sedum. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2014 at 10:15AM
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