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Waterlogged land

Will it work to weedkill then spread bark chippings between shrubs in an area of waterlogged land at the bottom of a large garden?  I have planted a number of dogwoods and other water-tolerant plants but it's messy in between and I'd like to tidy it up so it looks more attractive. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    If you can kill the weeds and not the dogwoods I should think it would work well.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    I don't like weed killers ,if you de-weed the area and dig over and but chippings such as bark you will find that will stop weeds the odd one you can pull up.With a water logged soil your in danger of the weed killer seeping into other plants and shrubs and at the end of the day weeding is part of gardening.image

  • CazzieTCazzieT Posts: 57

    Thanks, the seepage was what concerned me a bit though I was thinking of using one that would kill the weeds without harming the soil.  The problem with hand weeding is that this really is a quagmire so weeding is quite backbreaking and slow over an area of approx 30 sq m.  Digging over is impossible - the mud just sticks to the spade and there are large boulders scattered at spade's depth throughout.  Can't get a small digger in either - no access. 

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