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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    March 12, 2011
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    Boiling water. It is as effective as Roundup in killing weeds and has no lasting effect on the soil. Just boil some water and pour it on the plants you want to kill. Be aware though, just like Roundup, boiling water will kill any plant material it touches.

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    Nikki on
    March 16, 2011
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    It does sound like you need to transplant. This article will help you with that:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/dividing-transplanting-iris.htm

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    April 15, 2011
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    It should be ok to go ahead and replant them now to a more suitable location.

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    Heather on
    April 17, 2011
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    With these weeds, persistence and diligence are the keys. You have 2 options. The first is to keep a close eye on the beds and snip the weeds off at ground level as soon as you see them appear. These repeated attempts to regrow will eventually result in the plant using all of its energy reserves in int roots and dying.

    The other thing you can do is use weed barriers. Layers of newspaper, landscaping cloth and even thick layers of mulch can act as barriers. This will prevent the weeds from getting light and they will die from a lack of sunlight.

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    Nikki on
    April 17, 2011
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    The most common reason for irises failing to bloom is overcrowding. Dividing and transplanting them usually helps. In addition, it can be attributed to poor pollination. Try to entice pollinators (bees, butterflies, etc.) to the area with brightly colored flowers.

    Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/dividing-transplanting-iris.htm

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    April 28, 2011
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    These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/getting-rid-white-clover.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/violet/kill-wild-violets.htm

    Note: To prevent harm to iris plants, you should either pull them up by hand or spot treat carefully. Boiling water can also help kill these and other weeds, but care should still be taken as to not get any on the irises.

    A high phosphourus fertilizer, like bone meal, can be applied to irises if non-flowering is an issue.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    May 15, 2011
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    Yes, gardenias can be planted outdoors in your area. The best time to transplant Iris is 2-3 weeks after the finish of blooming.

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