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Feb 20, 2017 4:44 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ðŸ (Zone 8b)
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I've spent about 10 hours so far this weekend pulling unwanted sprouts. Baby trees, chickweed, henbit, clover. Are you pulling yet?
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Feb 20, 2017 7:02 PM CST
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Oh heck yeah. I wouldn't have even thought of pulling up baby trees as weeding but you're right, so that's on the list. Henbit. Then digging up Bermuda grass where it shouldn't be and then there's the joy of nutgrass. Angry
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Feb 21, 2017 10:21 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ðŸ (Zone 8b)
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I've never had the luxury of gardening around trees that don't drop seeds, but consider it a decent trade for their shade during the hot part of the year. :+) Just wish oak sprouts pulled up a little more easily.

And I must say, cherry laurel seedlings are the most tenacious sprouts I've ever encountered en masse. The first time I pulled those and left them laying there like most other pulled weeds, I realized that didn't kill them. The roots just found the ground again and they stayed alive. I had to pull all of them again. Now I make sure to put them where they can't do that.
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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Feb 26, 2017 7:24 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ðŸ (Zone 8b)
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I spent all day yesterday pulling various sprouts & digging up torpedo grass to garden in new & previously-gardened spots. Some spots I thought were clear last year from just pulling but they weren't. I hate this grass so much. I removed the "good plants" and excavated like I should have to begin with. Learned my lesson about not putting in the effort at the beginning to make sure a spot is clear before using, by either digging or smothering. Medicago is already blooming & dropping seeds.

On the upside, I ended up with about 4 5-gallon buckets of organic material.
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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Feb 26, 2017 7:44 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Thanks, I have never had a name for Medicago, at least now I know what it is. I have tons of it in my lawn, way to much to try and pull by hand. I am attempting to spray it, and have managed to slow it down as it creeps toward my flower beds. I need to check for Torpedograss. Creeping Charlie is invading again, plus a lot of weeds I don't know the names of. Most of them I can pretty well control by hand pulling but there are several that I can't keep up with by hand and have to spray, even then it often seems I am losing the battle. I started early again this year in the fight against weeds, I am hoping the early start will prove beneficial later in the year.
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Feb 26, 2017 10:11 PM CST
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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The bees seem to be enjoying the henbit. I think there is enough in my lawn to keep them happy for awhile.
I had to look up torpedo grass, it apparently is what I have between my chain link fence and seawall. It can fight with the horsetail rush for dominance, as long as it stays away from my beds.
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Feb 27, 2017 6:48 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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I had to look both weeds up. It seems that the Torpedo grass is also known as Quack Grass. That's what is known as down here in the midlands/coastal areas. I learned that it's also called Panic Grass. I wonder why? Whistling
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Feb 27, 2017 10:26 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ðŸ (Zone 8b)
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LOL, Deborah, because you panic when you realize some has gotten into a bed?!

Any of these are welcome to make their living in the "lawn" areas, but I run a tight ship in the bed areas.

Kabby, I saw bees visiting the henbit all weekend too. Our lawn is so pretty and purple right now between that & clumps of spiderwort.

"I started early again this year in the fight against weeds, I am hoping the early start will prove beneficial later in the year."
Larry, well said, whatever one's plan! I wish the Medicago would stick to lawn areas. It's so soft & green. I love it, just know that if I let it go in beds, it'll be a solid carpet in a year or 2. There's some in my MIL's yard that has an unbelievable actual red heart in the middle of each leaflet. So cute! I've tried to move some to my "lawn" but no luck so far.
The last day of this year is 123123!!
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
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The only way to succeed is to try!
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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Feb 28, 2017 8:43 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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I bet you're right Tiffany. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Fighting weeds in flower beds is a constant battle. Even if you have a weed free lawn, chances are that your neighbor's don't. The wind is bound to blow seeds your way. That's why I prefer to use mulch (especially the kind that's free--chopped leaves, glass clippings, etc.). It makes the job so much easier.
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Feb 28, 2017 11:24 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Just curious, would corn gluten spread in your flower beds work for annual weed suppression?
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Feb 28, 2017 5:11 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ðŸ (Zone 8b)
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Deborah, I prefer to have a mulch too, and never gardened without it when I had more $ but am not using any of my meager garden budget to buy any. Slowly building up a layer of organic matter from tree leaves, clippings, & pulled weeds.

RJ, IDK. I don't spend garden budget on anything but plants, an occasional pot, & load of paving bricks. Someday I'll be able to walk from my car to back door without walking through sand & mowed area. If it prevents seeds from sprouting, I wouldn't want it because I often toss out more Zinnia & sunflower seeds.

No weeds in sight today! Anxious to declare Jack Frost gone for the season & get started with grounding some plants!
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The last day of this year is 123123!!
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯
The only way to succeed is to try!
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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