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If you have frogfruit in your landscape

Posted by marti8a DFW (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 4, 14 at 2:05

how do you keep it from invading other areas?


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RE: If you have frogfruit in your landscape

I'm not really sure what that is, but in our grassy areas, if it isn't grass I just pull it up. I should say, areas around the house, since we have 3 acres, and I don't care about weeds out there. But I like to have cool grass up near the house, and being in a rural area we always have an infestation of various weeds in spring. You could spread corn gluten meal if they spread by seed, it's a germination retardant. if it spreads by rhizomes you'd have to dig it.


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RE: If you have frogfruit in your landscape

Heavy shade, concrete barrier, and rabbits. We've been trying to get some established in a shaded bed for three years. We get a burst of growth, little rabbits trim it to nubs, then it sulks for another year.... the concrete barrier on the property line will never be a factor as long as the bunnies can find a way into the side yard. Seriously, this stuff does not like to be trimmed; so maybe a well timed haircut would enable you enjoy the flowers while helping keep it in check.


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RE: If you have frogfruit in your landscape

I've had it at the back of our acre for several years and thought today that I would like to replace the Asian jasmine with it, IF I can keep it from being an invasive nuisance. I also mow it back there and it hasn't seemed to mind.


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RE: If you have frogfruit in your landscape

I just let it grow and pull it out where I do not want it. I am not worried about invasion. It seems to want to grow in my caliche road. I guess the cars will squish it.


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