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Planting into weeds

LF

Planting into weeds

by 3 years ago
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Hi,

is there anybody having experience in starting a garden by adding plants in an already existing natural plant community instead of making a clean sweep of everything (expecially if there are already well established nice perennials)? The only example I read about is a garden described at the end of 'Planting in a Post-Wild World' by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West. Thanks.

DN
3 years ago
Hi Lorenza. Does rather depend on what you are planting into and the climate zone. Usuallly existing plants will be very competitive. E.g. cutting holes in turf and planting in the centre, can minimize competition for first couple years but then the grass will re-establish. Probably easier in continental climates or shorter growing season climates.

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