Raspberries with weeds - Knowledgebase Question

Aurora, Il
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Question by zimmerman196
March 23, 2009
We have a large patch of raspberry plants that bear in July. Weeds are again quickly emerging. Other than hoeing, how can we control these weeds?
Chemicals? Thanks!

Answer from NGA
March 23, 2009
If you lay a thick layer of newspapers or cardboard and cover over them with straw you can keep weeds from sprouting up in your raspberry patch. Or, you can use a weed whacker in the paths to keep the weeds down. I'm afraid you will still have to pull or hoe those weeds that are closest to the canes.

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