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Butterfly Flower Garden AND Weed Problem?
In the Spring I’m going to plant a seed mixture of Alcea rosea, Asclepias tuberose, Aster novae-angliae, Clarkia amoena, Cosmos bipinnatus, Delphinium consolida, Digitalis purpurea, Echinacea purpurea, lavatera trimestris, Malope trifida, Mirabilis jalapa, Monarda citriodora, Nicotiana affinis, Petalostemum purpureum, Phlox drummondii, Salvia coccinea, Trifolium incarnatum, Tropaeolum majus and Zinnia elegans.
Last Spring/Summer we had a huge weed problem we would spray weed killer and rip out weeds but they would keep coming back. We finally put down Weed Defense Fabric that lets air, water and nutrients through, not weeds. Then put mulch on top to hold down the fabric. I would like to start a butterfly garden and I’m worried if I cut the fabric that the weeds will grow through the openings. If I plant a butterfly garden I can’t use a weed killer as it will harm the butterflys. Can anyone help?
I live in Connecticut and the weeds I have aren’t dandelions. I have no idea what they are called they grow into this stalk (bamboo ish) with large green leaves. They do not die with weed killer you have to pull as many out by the roots as possible.