Any experience with corn meal gluten on areas other than lawns?
I was wondering if anyone has had experience using corn meal gluten on areas other than grass. I have a large area in the front of my yard that is part shade garden (that is mulched) with the remaining area covered with wood chips (no plantings). I had a large load of wood chips spread last autumn, which really reduced the amount of weeding this year. But I was considering raking up the wood chips and seed the area as a means of eliminating the task of weeding and using Round-Up (which I do loathe using) on the tenacious tree seedlings with deep tap roots. It's pretty shady, so I've been reluctant to seed for that reason. I was wondering if I could spread corn meal gluten on the woodchips as a pre-emergent treatment, as there will be plenty of new seeds just waiting to germinate next year. Or would I do better to bite the bullet, seed this autumn, and spread the corn meal gluten in the spring?
Any thoughts would be welcome. Thanks!!