[nafex] Re: Peach query...

Gianni GIANNI-2 at prodigy.net
Tue May 29 19:09:16 EDT 2001

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,
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: KJJSiebert at aol.com 
  To: nafex at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:40 AM
  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 grass.

  << 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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