Russian sage

Asked March 25, 2019, 11:08 AM EDT

Is it effective to dig down and place a board in the ground to contain the runner of Russian Sage? Love it but it's taking over. I read what you have to say to someone else about less water and no fertilizer.

Denver County Colorado

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To find the most appropriate individual to answer your question, what county in Colorado do you reside? Thanks! Ruth

I'm in SW Denver

A physical barrier might work if the barrier is deep enough to prevent the roots from sneaking underneath.

There is a plastic product used to control bamboo (generically called 'bamboo barrier') that you might consider. It's a thick polyethylene and, being plastic, won't rot when it is in contact with soil.