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Your article has made me wonder if planting a cover crop might help me clean up some wild and weedy spots. We have a large plot which borders onto cedar forest. The soil is clay with lots of rocks. the 'volunteer plants' are mainly undesirable: thistles, nettles and other prickly things that come into the house on my cats' tails.
I like the idea of clover in some of these areas but don't want to have it spread into the nearby grass areas. Would i need to cut it? Or should i consider annother type of cover? I really just want a ground cover type of plant that keeps the nasty weeds out and doesn't need any care. Thanks for an interesting article!