Daffodil Plot Taken Over By Grass And Weeds

Q: I have a daffodil plot but over the years it has been taken over by grass and weeds. Would it be best to dig everything up, spray, and put down fabric?

A: I think your best option is to wait a few weeks until the daffodil foliage has begun to turn yellow. Then you can dig everything up and separate the daffodil bulbs from the weeds. Set the bulbs aside in a cool place while you hand-pull weeds or spray with glyphosate (Roundup, etc). Wait a few weeks and deal with new weeds similarly. Plant the bulbs, then install some pretty summer annuals, like petunia or Mexican heather for color. Don’t use fabric weed cover. A layer of pine chip mulch is better.

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