Hi, I'm new here (just haven't gotten around to doing an intro).
I have battled weeds for way too many years. My husband had someone come in and install all the beds that were in a garden plan I paid to have done...never mind there was no way I could get all of them planted in a season or two. So I wound up with a few big flower beds with nothing but weeds. Hideous!
I'd spend all my time weeding those blankety-blank-blank beds and never could get anything planted. Slowly I got one bed planted with shrubs, ornamental grass, etc. I did the newspaper thing and covered with ground leaves. That lasts about one year. Long story short...last summer we bought premium landscape fabric, something I said I'd never do, from Bailey's online. Rainwater and nutrients from mulch or Miracle Grow, etc, can seep through. DH put it down on the beds or areas of beds that are empty, and then covered with mulch. This fall will be the first fall in a long time that I will be able to plant (and not weed!)! Expensive, but worth every red cent we paid for it!
| Pounds lost: 43.0