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Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) as ground cover for Apple saplings??  RSS feed

 
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Yup, Creeping Charlie has taken root on the land and there's no going back.

I was wondering if its roots are going to be too aggressive for our apple saplings (5-7 ft tall whips). 

It is doing the most incredible job serving as ground cover and keeping out any other plants.

Thanks, Z
 
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Just keep it trimmed away from the tree trunks, about 6 inches will do nicely. Don't dig down to remove it, just snip it off at ground level.

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