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Sedum taking over!!!

Posted by romanticdreamer z8 Seattle (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 1, 14 at 14:34

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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RE: Sedum taking over!!!

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! =)


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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
Sedum photo IMG_1583.jpg


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  • Posted by NVL4 none (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 9, 14 at 9:32

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


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RE: Sedum taking over!!!

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


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Grilled Sedum Anyone?


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Sedum on the half shell.

It is a real clam shell!


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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
Sedums, moss, rocks, and a table. photo IMG_3587.jpg


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RE: Sedum taking over!!!

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


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