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Friday morning at Gaiety Hollow, sunny and bright…

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Gretchen was already there with a load of mulch…

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They are putting down a newspaper mulch to keep down the aegopodium.  The method is as follows:  water heavily the night before, place newspapers all over the desired area,3wet newspapers fully…

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layer mulch—3-8 inches dep7ending on the situation…on top of newspapers

cover newspapers fully with mulch…

mulch

cross fingers for a good result.

NOTE:  The tea garden at Deepwood IS a Lord and Schryver design, but no planting plan exists so the restoration has included a bit of guesswork according to what was in the garden and the plant lists favored by L&S.