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I hate grass!

Discussion in 'Lawns & Landscaping' started by secuono, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. May 25, 2015
    secuono

    secuono Garden Addicted

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    It's the cultivated form of Purple Deadnettle, isn't it?
    I'm just glad it doesn't die out once spring ends like Deadnettle does.
     
  2. May 26, 2015
    Carol Dee

    Carol Dee Garden Master

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    Mine where starts from @thistlebloom , she sent them to me after a bad summer of drought did in ALL my ground cover and then some. :( It stayed around all of last summer and came back BIGGER than ever this spring!
     
  3. May 26, 2015
    MoonShadows

    MoonShadows Garden Ornament

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    Just noticed on your website that you live in Culpeper. My Dad grew up on a farm in Culpeper. Love those sheep of yours.
     
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  4. May 26, 2015
    secuono

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    Four of the lambs went to their new homes this past weekend!
    Have two ram lambs left.
    This is Marshmallow, a little lady I'm keeping back. marsh.jpg
     
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  5. May 26, 2015
    Smart Red

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    I mowed an area near Lamium and caught a piece in the mower. Spouse dumped the grass collector in a hole in the woods. This year there is a growing spot of Lamium about the size of a small bathroom floor. Looks just lovely and it is killing out all the garlic-mustard that had been growing there. Still, I'm not sure I want a wooded area covered in nothing but Lamium.

    I have white, pink, and purple flowering Lamium. I've heard there is a yellow-flowering Lamium, but haven't seen it/gotten it yet.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2015
    jessicamical

    jessicamical Leafing Out

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    Try sir walter buffalo turf. It performs well either extreme heat, frost or drought. It is low maintenance with a minimal mowing requirements and has the ability to repair itself.
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    Thyme also is a great option, it can handle moderate foot traffic, low maintenance and smell like lemon. The best time to fertilise is during the spring and summer.
     
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  7. Nov 16, 2015
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    I say make the whole area a BTE garden and grow food and perennials. Easy to maintain after you've got it established and will improve the soil, be useful and also be pretty.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2015
    secuono

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    The Lamium is still blooming!
     
  9. Nov 16, 2015
    secuono

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    Need more mulch and weed barrier fabric.

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  10. Apr 4, 2016
    secuono

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    The weeds, they be poppin' up all over the place! Lol
    Idk if I should let 2 of the weeds takeover or not....The mintis going to take over either way, lol.
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