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#72256 Jun 21st, 2007 at 08:43 AM
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I hope someone can help me. I'm new to gardening. :wink: I have a lot of ivy beds in my backyard. I want to keep them nice, but I am have problems with weeds growing in the beds. From what I read, weed killer will kill the ivy as well. I've been doing my best to pull them, but obviously they are growing right back. Does anyone know how I can get rid of these weeds?

KerriAnn #72655 Jun 21st, 2007 at 02:14 PM
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Pull the weeds and then mulch with shredded hardwood bark mulch. Then water with a hose (not a sprinkler) to get the mulch sort of worked down. It will also clear off enough of the ivy leaves so they keep on keepin' on. You will have a LOT of mulch showing, but it will get covered over quickly enough.





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That's a good idea-to smother the weeds. No chemmies !

DeborahL #72756 Jun 21st, 2007 at 04:03 PM
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agreed, smothering is better than chemicals. just be sure Kerri Ann to get the whole weed (root and all!)


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Hmm.. I just love Ivy.. I bet it is so pretty.. and even if you can see the mulch once you get it down, I bet it will look pretty.. the contrast of greens and browns.. thumbup

Good luck!! wavy

Pinkhorseofcourse #76178 Jun 25th, 2007 at 11:48 AM
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Thank you! I will definitely give that a try.

KerriAnn #80691 Jul 1st, 2007 at 08:48 PM
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I am sure we would ALL love to see pictures.. I know I would!! :wink:


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