Weed Fabric and Liriope - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mcole02
October 21, 2010
I live in zone 7a - Georgia. What's the best way to control weeds aroun liriope? Is it advisable to put weed fabric around these plants? Do these plants

Answer from NGA
October 21, 2010
Landscaping fabric will keep weeds out of a lirope bed but it will stop the lirope from rooting as it spreads so I'm not sure that's the best approach. Lirope starts out as a small clump but it exands in diameter as it grows and it will root as it expands. For beds with groundcovers that you want to root as they spread, a thick organic mulch is a better choice for keeping weeds down, especially if you use a pre-emergent herbicide such as Amaze or Preen prior to laying the organic mulch. If you decide to use a pre emergent, be sure to read the label and apply according to label directions.

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