like weeds? Mulch with hay...you'll have more orchard and quack grass than you can pull.
Like my gardening guru says, "Straw is for gardens, hay is for horses"
Quack grass. Cooch grass. Are they one in the same? I remember many years ago when we first moved to our place (about 18 years ago), the previous owners had horses, we had horses too, I always manured the gardens, always had lots of grass weeds. This is going a little off topic I know, but I have to say something. It brings about a memory about cooch grass. I had spent eons of time removing this grass that grew specifically in one part of the garden. The farrier was over one time, he was an old dude, many years my senior (think I have caught up to him now, hee, hee). I was telling him about the grass. Backtracking.....My Sister had been over one day and had said to me, oh, you have lots of cooch grass. Well, to me, grass is grass, plain and simple. Quack grass, cooch grass, I don't know, I like that name anyways, kind of a ducky kind of sound, I do like certain words alot, words intrigue me. Anyways on with the story. So I was telling the farrier about the "cooch" grass. He looked at me with this funny look, remember, this was about say now 16 years ago. He said to me, "I haven't heard that type of grass called that for a long time, we called it quack grass. So.....tell me more about this quack grass. Is it the green grass that has the long, long, long, tough, tough, white underground roots? Sorry for ramblin' and a little off topic, but my curiosity gets the better of me and I have a compelling need to know things. Have the most wonderful, beautiful day, lovin', livin' this great life we all love, live and share :) :) :) Cindi