[permaculture] Re: Grass-suppressing plants

Jay Woods woodsjay at cox.net
Tue Jun 14 22:04:32 EDT 2005


I know that I like the early blue-purple flowers in the spring and the odor 
when it is walked on or mowed. And I don't miss the grass. Other uses are 
mentioned in:

http://landscaping.about.com/cs/weedsdiseases/a/ground_ivy.htm

The various mints that grow about the place: rough mint, spearmint, and 
peppermint aren't as invasive although the peppermint isn't bad. 

On Tuesday 14 June 2005 14:20, Claude William Genest wrote:
> 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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