About a month ago I posted about the technique I was using in my food forest to get rid of the grass and make planting beds for more desirable plants. Here is the patch I had planted with strawberries and borage as shown in the Group and Conquer! post.
Now here is the same patch about a month later. All the plants in this picture were planted in the earlier picture, if you were wondering. That just tells you how deep the mulch was!
I did have a few grasses try to grow through the mulch, but I simple ripped the blades off that were sticking out, and fluffed the mulch back over that spot. This really has worked to make a happy strawberry patch — the strawberries are already putting out runners!
Let me know if you have ever tried this technique, or know anyone who has.