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Weeds in my groundcover

Posted by rosa_sharon 6z MA (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 23, 14 at 12:15

Hi all,
I just bought a new place and am working to create a garden. The previous owners planted a bed of myrtle that is well established but unfortunately it is full of weeds and long blades of grass.
I spent hours weeding it last weekend and it looks as bad as it did before I started.
Any suggestions on how to deal with this? I'd hate to pull it all out since the flowers are so pretty in the spring, but it really looks awful. ( see picture )

Thanks for your help!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Weeds in my groundcover

There are herbicides that can kill the grass (looks like bermuda) without killing the myrtle.

Or, just keep pulling weeds and eventually you will get them.

RE: Weeds in my groundcover

What herbicides can do that, Lazygardens?

RE: Weeds in my groundcover

Ortho's Grass-B-Gon is one. Fusilade is another.

RE: Weeds in my groundcover

Monterey Grass Getter is another. In fact I am currently using it for grass in my Phlox, and it actually works. Requires several treatments for complete control, is what I am finding. And, darned expensive.

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