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Raised Beds

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by wooley99, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    A property I'm taking care of has 6 raised vegetable garden beds. The new residents (renters) aren't using them or planning to and I need to keep them from turning into weed beds for the next three years. The homeowners moved out last month and the beds are already going to weeds. I'm thinking of bagging them with plastic to kill and sterilize the weeds/seeds for the next 6 weeks, till and then either bury them in horse manure or other compost or plant in bush peas or another winter soil building crop. Think it would work? Anyone have any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I do raised beds in my personal garden. when I finish I till them level and seed to annual rye, ideally, if there is time. 3 years is a long time to maintain a bed if you can't just mow it. You will never stop the weeds from popping up without Preen or something of the sort.
    Otherwise cover with landscape fabrick and mulch.
     

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