chic weed - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by karenbutterf6
April 3, 2010
how can i get reed of chic weed around my perennials; I keep digging them out and pulling but it still comes back'

Answer from NGA
April 3, 2010
Mulching over bare garden space in winter will reduce chickweed problems in the spring. Aside from pulling it out before it flowers and sets seeds, there's not much to recommend. The herbicides that kill chickweed are broadleaf weed killers and will kill your perennials, as well. I'd pull the weeds and then apply a thick mulch over the soil between the perennials. Mulch will block sunlight which will keep the chickweed seeds from sprouting. Wish there were an alternative.

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