Sheet Mulching

By on August 24, 2011

In this video, Tricia will show you how to get rid of weeds, or even part of your lawn, using a technique called "sheet mulching!"

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I have ferns which I want to get rid of growing underneath a rhododendren, and I’m wondering if this technique (sheet mulching) would do the job.

Posted by Carolyn Rosenthal on Aug. 25, 2011 at 3:58:29 PM

Carolyn, It should work. Cut down the ferns and leave them in place, then follow the sheet mulching steps. Leave a 6 inch area around the base of the rhododendron free from sheet mulching. As you know, rhododendrons are shallow-rooted, so be sure to water the plant well before you sheet mulch, then soak the sheet mulch, and continue to water it as you would the rhododendron. Sheet mulching will work by depriving the ferns of light, not water.

Posted by on Aug. 30, 2011 at 11:49:44 AM

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