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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 11, 2015

Q. grass growing in my Ajuga plants

Among my Ajuga ground cover I have grass growing. I can’t seem to control the grass, as I try to pull it out but there are too many. Is there a spray (or any other chemical) that will kill the grass and not kill the Ajuga? Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 12, 2015
Certified Expert
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A lawn weed and feed would also kill you ajuga as it contains a herbicide.
Beside continuing to hand pull the grass you could try to use vinegar in a spray bottle to spot treat the grass. You would still need to be careful how you spray it.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/use-vinegar-in-gardens.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ajuga/ajuga-bugleweed.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 16, 2017

Q. Containing ajuga

I am considering planting either silver beauty or burgundy glow around two trees that are surrounded by stone(see photo attached) Should I be concerned about the ajuga “creeping” onto the lawn?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 17, 2017
Certified Expert
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As you mention, Ajuga can indeed spread and creep into new areas quickly. To prevent this, you could add edging around the border in most locations, but I am concerned that this could damage the tree roots

These articles have some ideas but most of them will require regular upkeep:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ajuga/how-to-control-ajuga-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/invasive-mint-how-to-kill-mint-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 9, 2018

Q. Will Ajuga grow by the Bay in VA?

We need a hardy groundcover around our condo. The soil can be sandy. Plenty of shade if need be. Lots of sun in areas also.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 10, 2018
Certified Expert
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Ajuga is hardy in zones 3-9 and prefers part shade-shade. This article should help

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ajuga/ajuga-bugleweed.htm

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