New Bulb Bed Help
Hi all. I am preparing a new bulb bed, mostly for cuttings but not all cuttings. It will include TB iris, oriental/and orienpet lilies, calla lilies, forget-me-nots, and daylilies.
My problem is that it was a former turf area. I have ornamental grass already established nearby. I don't want to use round-up or anything that will kill my ornamental grass. Is there a way to kill weeds without killing the ornamental grass? Will mulch do the job? The grass is Gracillimus miscanthus and is about one ft away! I can keep the grass in check but I don't have anywhere to move the grass. My bulbs and daylilies will be coming soon (daylilies next week) and I need to prepare the bed properly. Will cardboard or newspaper over the bed for a week work? Or does it take much longer to kill the weeds?