William Bronson wrote:
In his description of how he decided on using thick, long lived plastic, I can see places where he could have tried alternatives, but none are mentioned.
He specifically mentions grass growing taller than the first year trees, but he doesn't mention planting a living mulch.
He does plant his alley ways with alfalfa, and covers the plastic mulch with the chop 'n drop,creating a cooling barrier.
I'm considering planting common running comfrey(!) for my yarden, as a grass suppressant .
Dock is currently the plant that is trying to do that job, tillage radish failed at it and prairie mimosa is on my list of things to try.
My soil is filled with rubble, so Ive brought in loads of woodchips, but by themselves, they are not enough.
I've just acquired some chainsaws, so timber rounds are also on my list of things to try as weed(grass) killer.
I'm not sure how efficient a use of energy sawing them will be.
I have other, crazier ideas, like petrified Hessian and such, but no time to enact theses schemes as of yet.