The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142442   Message #3296745
Posted By: Bettynh
26-Jan-12 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Gardeners 2012
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners 2012
Kat, is there something here
that would work?

I hate mowing and trimming. On one of the last days of fall I wandered around the yard and threw out some flax seed (whole flax seed from the grocery store, about $3 a pound) around the edges where tall weeds tend to grow along fences, at the foundation, and the far edge of the road where the snowplow leaves a little pile of dirt that's hard to mow. They'll come up with little blue flowers in summer, and maybe folks will think it's really a mini-garden and not simple neglect.

Bobert, I feel your pain. I grew up gardening thick clay, then moved here to beach sand (glacial till). You'll find it incredibly fertile, I think, and the trick is to keep it moist enough to work in summer, but letting it dry out in spring. Hay mulch helps a lot. Think in terms of preventing and cutting weeds rather than pulling.