what can I do do in fall to control weeds in strawberries and red...

Asked October 8, 2018, 8:39 AM EDT

what can I do do in fall to control weeds in strawberries and red raspberries. Side note, for the first time in 40 years the deer have stripped my raspberries stems almost to the ground !!

Morrow County Ohio strawberries

1 Response

You are not going to be happy but please do not blame the messenger. YOU knew the answer for weeds around strawberries, but here it is from Iowa State Extension:Hand -pulling. https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/faq/how-do-i-control-weeds-my-strawberry-patch. Mulching with straw can also help

As for the raspberries, here is some better news: there are safe products to use if you primary issue is with grassy weeds. Read this excellent answer at https://ask.extension.org/questions/217001

Finally, here is a very good article from the Alberta,Canada equivalent of our Extension Services on both your issues: https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/faq6860.
Good luck on your project, Work done now should result in less work later.