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Mission (hopefully) Possible: Weed Destroyer
As I walk through the overgrown land at the teashop, I wonder if the pioneers to our state felt a little like I did, when they grabbed their plot of land; "OMG! Dangnaberat Shoot Fuzzy!" (I learned that from our neighbor) ;)
The random weeds and brush are about knee high to waist high in some places. We've cleaned the trash out (turns out people mistakenly thought our yard was a dump...can't say I blame them when I first saw it). We've removed about 80% of the rocks. We originally had four trees, we removed the Maple and Fir but left and trimmed up our walnut (its historic to the town)and elm. Now our roof isn't so moss covered and there's sunlight in the yard. We also tore up part of our driveway to extend the yard, so I'm also dealing with half the yard covered in 2 inches of gravel.
Ugh, Dangnaberat Shoot Fuzzy!
I went to our local nursery, they know me by name now...I turn up there bewildered alot! Gordon the owner was a dear and between the two of us, we came up with a plan.
Mission Possible: Weed Destroyer
Spray the land with a mix of Weed Out and Brush Killer.
It should wipe out the yard in 10 days.
After 10th day, weed whack the yard to the ground.
Remove debris (I don't know if I can compost this since it'll be sprayed with the weed killer-any ideas?)
Scatter Treflan (prevents seeds from germinating)
Put down damp newspaper (donated by our lovely town newspaper)
Layer over with mulch
Layer with compost
Layer with topsoil
Final layer of mulch (this will be after I put our plants in).
Gordon and I figured if this doesn't kill the weeds it'll definitely give them a run for their money!
I'm going away on vacation next week, but I hope to start this in the second week of June.
I have high hopes that these Goliath weeds are going down!
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Yep, looks like a plan. Good luck with it, and good vacation to you. Need I remind you to bring a camera?
Let us know how your garden grows. When we moved into our home all those years ago it had been a rental for several years after the owners had gone to a nursing home. We had blackberries brambles on most of the property where rats were cohabitating. That was my first challenge. Your plan looks awesome and one that will work for you. Keep us posted and don't forget before and after photos. They are fun for us and for you. Can't wait.