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    go back to old methods. get your coat off and dig the roots out.you can put anything you want on top of it but the roots will wait till spring and pop up again next spring.the no dig brigade does not work. believe me in gardening there is no short cuts.the only way to kill a dock is to dig it out.trust me i/ve tried it all over many years.
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    old school digging vs new school no dig, there only one way to decide this "FIGHT"

    or perhaps time for an experiment.
    I have 4 beds, so
    bed 1 I will dig and weed old school,
    bed 2 I will no digg cover in cardboard and layer up with straw, leaves, grass trimmings, compost, soil,
    bed 3 I will cover in black plastic for the entire winter,
    bed 4 I will weed kill then cover for winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the plumber View Post
    go back to old methods. get your coat off and dig the roots out.you can put anything you want on top of it but the roots will wait till spring and pop up again next spring.the no dig brigade does not work. believe me in gardening there is no short cuts.the only way to kill a dock is to dig it out.trust me i/ve tried it all over many years.
    dead on this was my way and i am sure 100% it is the best way (hard work) but i have had no wick grass or big weeds at all since i took the plot last October just take a look at my pictures i worked on it all winter and was ready for march 2015.

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    do you have a link to your plot photos please

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