Seeding Groundcover: Permaculture Swale

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Timing is everything when putting in a permanent groundcover. In order to be an effective weed barrier it must be seeded before the weeds come up and when there is sufficient moisture and sunlight…

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  1. You are AMAZING! What a great way to create swales without having to hire
    someone and/or use heavy machinery or spending a fortune. And you’re
    seeding them to prevent weeds!! It could be so easy to think the water
    control is enough of a return on the investment. 

  2. Why a swale and not a small pond if groundwater collection is the primary
    goal? Both look almost equal in terms of time and energy expenditure to
    create (to me), and I would think a pond would offer more on a homestead
    as far as opportunities for swimming and fishing?? “Permaculture” seems to
    be another name for sustainable agriculture, which had been around for eons
    before big Ag moved in. Is that correct? I have to say, many of the
    projects people do in the name of permaculture — swales, food forests,
    Hugelkultur, etc. — seem quite labor intensive, at least initially. And
    everything looks so weedy all the time. . . . I have a hard time with it.
    LOL. 

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