This has been a challenge of mine for which I have found no easy solution (really no solution) in close to 5 years. For a refresher, there are different varieties of this plant but I'm talking about the horizontal kind, the closest I could find was this one (which is in the wild) but a lot of folks here in virginia have this in their yard, anyway here's a pic: http://www.treesforlife.org.uk/images/juniper glen affric2.jpg (the green stuff, above the dead tree). Basically it's a ground-spreading type of a fir tree, for lack of better words... Horizontal junipers, that's the best I can call it. My problem is when weeds start to grow through them, I'm not talking about your odd stalk that I can just pull out, but when they about take over the entire area just gets infested with weeds... I can't deal with it, I mean pulling them by hand is a ridiculous time-waster because it's so embedded in the plant it rips and tears the weeds and a week later it's back as if never touched, nevermind thorny weeds. Surely there exists some time-saving solution to getting rid of pesky weeds out of horizontal juniper bushes, and no, tough as the juniper is to handle, it is not tough enough to resist even a light concentration of round-up, so that doesn't work. Any ideas greatly appreciated.