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Q.To Refurbish Old Weedy Garden -cereal Rye?

Zone Gilbert AZ 85233 | sfreeman added on October 2, 2020 | Answered

Live near Phoenix zone 9 – backyard garden, filled with dead weeds for years, should I plant cereal rye to regenerate for spring garden or cover with cardboard + soil/compost? Thank you.

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Answered on October 5, 2020

The best thing will be to solarize it, first. Once this has been done for at least a month, then you can plant Rye. The cardboard will be unnecessary, and can cause more problems than it solves.

Here is an article to help you solarize your soil:


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