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Q.How Do I Get Rid Of Weeds Around An Olive Tree Planted In A Pot?

Dannytaylow added on January 11, 2020 | Answered

There are also a couple of plants around the base of the tree. I am worried that weed killer will kill the tree? I would like to get rid of the weeds and then have plants around the base of the olive tree. Any advice on those plants would also be much appreciated. Many thanks

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Answered on January 13, 2020

Any tree in container has the advantage of being confined. Pulling them by hand will be the best way to deal with them, as using an herbicide in a confined space isn't recommended.

Just make sure to pull the crown of the weed out, as leaving that will only let it grow back.

You can use coco mats, or container covers that are designed as weed barriers in container to prevent weeds from germinating, or you could mulch in a more conventional way.

Coco-coir mulch is one of my favorites. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/mulch/using-coconut-coir-mulch.htm

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