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July 25, 2016

IS YOUR SEDUM LOOKING "SAD"UM?

Stringy creeping sedum, just like hair with split ends, calls for whipping out the shears.

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©Linda Nelson 2016

I'd much rather have sedum that looks like this, wouldn't you?

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©Linda Nelson 2016

To rejuvenate creeping sedum, simply trim it back to the ground, then gently rake out the clippings, along with the accumulated thatch and leaf matter within the plant patch.

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©Linda Nelson 2016

And, what to do with all those clippings?  Well, create another patch of sedum elsewhere at your garden bed's edge.  Simply cultivate/loosen an area of soil, rake a bit of the soil aside, sprinkle in some sedum clippings, cover with soil and water them in.  That's it.

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©Linda Nelson 2016

By the way, you can do the same exact thing with pachysandra.  Yes, you can bury those clippings just underneath the surface of the soil!

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©Linda Nelson 2016

Now, just sit back and "sedum" grow!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I had no idea that you could just bury these clippings for new growth. What a great tip!

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  2. Thanks for visiting, Julie. Yes, it's super easy to propagate them that way.

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