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killing weeds on site of new garden

Posted by scotland z7 ATL (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 2, 05 at 11:16

I'm planning to expand my vegetable garden next spring, and want to kill of the weeds in the new area. I also have some rouge cannas there that are firmly resisting my efforts to remove them. I dimly remember something about spraying the weeds and then covering the area with black plastic for a while to kill the weeds. Is this the right thing to do? The intended garden will be a raised bed filled with topsoil and compost. I've also posted this over in the Soil forum.

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RE: killing weeds on site of new garden

If you're not planning on planting until spring, why not just lay down newspaper thick enough to smother the weeds, then add a couple inches of compost and/or leaves. Finish it off with a fine wood mulch and by spring the weeds will be gone and the soil will be ready.

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