Posted by Mrs Ferguson | Posted in Term3 2011 | Posted on September 15, 2011
This week during most of our garden sessions, we have been working hard in the orchard. It’s a lovely place to be at this time of year, with the trees waking up and the first spring blossoms beginning to appear.
We have been removing the weeds and grass from around the base of the trees, fertilising and laying carpet – yes carpet! This is a bit of an experiment – we are not sure if it is going to work, but we are hoping that the pieces of old carpet we have laid around the bottom of the trees (and then covered with mulch) will help to keep the weeds and grass at bay, so we don’t have to do this tricky, hand-hurting job very often. If you have any experience with trying this method or any other methods of keeping the grass/weeds away from trees, perhaps you could send us your advice!