[permaculture] Re: Grass-suppressing plants

Claude William Genest genest at pivot.net
Tue Jun 14 15:20:51 EDT 2005


Yeah ? You like the creeping Charlie ?! What more can you tell me  
about it ? It does seem to leave the soil richer.... it's in the mint  
family right ? What about mints directly ?


On Jun 14, 2005, at 11:45 AM, Jay Woods wrote:

> I can recommend creaping charlie in any areas that are shaded. If  
> the area is
> being mowed the grasses will be slowly crowded out.
>
> On Tuesday 14 June 2005 10:31, Zack Williams - Ashland, Oregon wrote:
>
>> I've got a dozen fruit trees, with no bermuda grass problems, in  
>> medium
>> soil with a fair amount of organic matter and an unusually high water
>> table. 2 apples, 2 peaches, 1 cherry, 2 figs, 2 plums, 1 mulberry,  
>> and
>> several fruiting shrubs, eleagnus, feijoa, elderberry.
>>
>> To rephrase my question, has anyone had success using ornamental  
>> lilies or
>> other bulbs as grass suppressers in guilds or otherwise that aren't
>> necessarily as pungent as alliums?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Zack
>> Ashland, OR
>>
>>
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