Thanks for the details of your experiences with the
cardboard method. Should prove to be interesting
what kind of results you achieve with grass being
so high in the area you have transplanted the blueberries.
Let us know how that works out and what kind of
results you get...
Again, many thanks.
Best of growing,
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Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:40
Subject: [nafex] Re: Peach query...
I lay cardboard over the sod; if I can find enough I just
flatten the boxes
so that there is a double layer. (This takes about 3
times as much cardboard
as you think it will when you are collecting it.)
The cardboard helps kill
the grass and then it disintegrates so you don't
have plastic to deal with
later. If you mulch with hardwood sawdust you
will be increasing the humus
content of the soil, but it needs to be
renewed more often than bark. If your
soil is poor and you are using
sawdust to help improve it you should add some
form of nitrogen to speed
up the decomposition.
I am using this method now for a patch of
blueberries that I just
transplanted to our new house. I transplanted them
into an area of canary
grass that was almost 5 feet high. It will be
interesting to see how
effective it is on the canary
<< Gianni, all I can say about this is why lift the
sod? seems to me the
is to kill the sod, which can be done with
dark breatheable mulch, whether
its landscape cloth covered with rocks or
chips, used carpet, or the
commercial tree mulch with tiny water holes. I
take my weed whip and cut
right down to dirt, then lay my ground cover,
and have had good success in a
month or two. Mn. Del >>
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