[permaculture] Crabgrass, Bermuda grass, etc.
diebrand at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 16 05:57:52 EDT 2007
Many thanks to all who replied in this thread. Apart from crabgrass
and Bermuda grass, there is also Kikuyu Grass. We are blessed with
all three of them. Among the 3 methods for controlling this type of
- applying lime,
- spreading partially decayed wood mulch
- growing rye or ryegrass,
I like the rye or ryegrass best, since it permits to grow new biomass
in the process. I actually had some patches with rye and ryegrass in
the winter, so far they seem to be free of crabgrass, but the real test
will come in the summer.
I also noticed that places with plantago lanceolata and plantago maior
(plantain) are free of crabgrass, but I dont know how effective they
are for combating this type of grass.
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