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Bermuda Grass and Hugekulture

 
Jeffrey Upton
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I would lioke to start constructing Hugle beds, however I have a lots of Bermuda grass that has infiltrated all of my beds, no matter what type of mulching I have done, from cardboard, newspaper, heavy wood chips, it has all been taken over, so I would like to know if and how anyone has addressed this issue, I'm in So Cal, Orange County.

thanks in advance
 
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Howdy Jeffrey, I don't have experience with bermuda so i am only guessing but my first thought is to try and out compete it by planting something tougher. Not sure what that would be. Maybe clovers or alfalfa, beans or peas ?
 
Jennifer Smith
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Thicker paper layer, deeper mulch. Use both at same time. It does work.
 
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Jeffrey Upton wrote:I would lioke to start constructing Hugle beds, however I have a lots of Bermuda grass that has infiltrated all of my beds, no matter what type of mulching I have done, from cardboard, newspaper, heavy wood chips, it has all been taken over, so I would like to know if and how anyone has addressed this issue, I'm in So Cal, Orange County.

thanks in advance

hi all
I think with hugle construction that is wood , branches ,other stuff and soil over it , there would be no chance for grass to grow at least for a while , give it a try ,
I did try it before I ever heard a word about hugekultur and it just gave me great results
 
mostafa ismail
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hope to hear from you
 
Jeffrey Upton
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Thanks for all your inspirations, I think that the challenge that I face here is that I'm in zone 10a and Bermuda doesn't really go dormant,, so even if we get a little cold period, the roots are still moving underground, then when it's warm again up it comes, so it's a consistent challenge. So that said I would hate to invest the time an resources into Hugle beds only to have then infiltrated with Bermuda, so I might re-double my efforts with the cardboard and mulch, then do some spraying with 20% vinegar and see if I can know it down.

thanks again, Jeffrey
 
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