Richard Nunnallys Gardening Q&A | Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Q:What suggestions do you have for controlling weeds and undesirable grasses in asparagus and strawberry beds? Crabgrass has also infiltrated the liriope in my borders.

The Hack: Pulling the weeds and mulching, according to Richard.  My best solutions are newspaper (5 layers) as a killing mulch + lawn clippings (if you don’t spray your lawn) or straw mulch on top.  Asparagus, as Richard says is more difficult, due to the ferns – but my hack is to crowd the weeds out with low growing tomatoes like Red Robin or others that normally grow in containers – the smaller the better.  They may not produce much, but you’ll find the companion planting will produce robust asparagus next year!

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