The Q&A Archives: Controlling Raspberries

Question: I am planning to plant raspberries and blackberries, but I don't want them to spread like wildfire. Is there way to contain the root (shoots) to remain within a certain area of the ground? G. Hawker Acton,CA

Answer: To control brambles in a bed you need to create an underground barrier. I'd dig down 2-3 feet and put in a wood or metal barrier so the roots can't spread. Also, watch them jumping the barrier during the summer too. Short of that, you could just keepmowing the new sprouts down with a lawnmower to keep them in line.

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