(Every) Wednesday Weed Warriors

Wednesday Weed Warriors

Join us at the Serene Ravine to continue our efforts in keeping weeds out, and natives in !

We will meet on Lake Claire Drive, between Glenwood Dale Drive and Summit Drive at 5:30 PM every Wednesday.  However, we will not show up in rain or storms.

The goal is two-fold:

  1. Combat Garlic mustard.  We have planted the native ground cover Packera aurea, which is expected to crowd-out the Garlic mustard.  But until then, we must help it and remove as many Garlic mustard as possible, and prevent re-seeding or spreading.  In the picture above, the Garlic mustard is the darker leaves, and the Packera aurea the lighter leaves).  We also will plant more Packera aurea during the spring.
  2. Combat Bush Killer.  This vine spreads by rhizomes underground, and grows over plants, particularly bushes and even trees, smothering them and blocking all sunlight, eventually killing them.

Wear gardening clothes that will no mind getting soiled, garden gloves, maybe even rubber boots if rain occurred earlier.  We will have bags to remove the weeds and trash them (we do not want to have them spread, should composting not kill all of them).

Here is a short video from the Chesapeake Bay Magazine that includes a clip on Wednesday Weed Warriors.  Join us a be a star !

 

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