[NAFEX] orchard ground-cover options
tolenio at sentex.net
Fri Aug 9 21:24:47 EDT 2002
Joe and Ellen Hecksel wrote:
<snip> Another strategy would be to have a vegetation free zone 4' around the tree's trunk. That
requires a herbicide mix like Round-up and Simazine or a black plastic mulch. Not an option if
you are of the organic school.
Just out of curiosity...
Has anyone tried using the large round bales of hay/straw for a mulch mat?
You would just need to unwind it, cut off 4' lengths, put a slit into it, and slide it around the
In the fall the mat could be removed.
It would definately prove to be a good mulch, and could be moved back into place in the spring.
I know they are using them in a similar manner for mats for cows in dairy barns, so they do stand
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