I've ripped up the grass and prepared the ground, and I've got the flowers ready for planting. Here's my question: How can I make it that:
1. weeds won't grow in this area (lay down some kind of plastic?...)
2. The grass won't spread into this area?
I will take some pics and post them when I get home from work today.
Calling all Hometalk buds for advice please.
07/08 - adding pictures to this post.
Commented on Jul 08, 2011
Use weed control mat, not plastic or tar paper or newspaper. reason... water can penetrate
weed control mat. Don't get the 5 year stuff either, weeds will grow right through it. I learned the hard way. I had to remove the mulch & put down a second layer of weed control mat then remulch. Problem solved.
These photos were taken three years ago. The beds look the same today except the plants are bigger
You will still have to maintain your beds. Seeds will grow in the mulch, but the bottom up growth will stop.
Need one that grows fairly quickly, but resistant to wind breakage, and one that does not shed much, I don't mind the once/year leaves falling, but don't want helicopters, strings, or nuts/berries/fuzz falling. Need suggustions.
Commented on Jun 14, 2011
Clay, one of the best days of my life was the day I had my beautiful weeping willow tree cut
down that provided wonderful shade to my deck. It was a major pain for pool upkeep, skimming leaves 3-5 times a day.
Hi Hellen, I have just tapped off of my gas line to connect to my new outdoor kitchen. It can
be done if you have a clear path from your gas meter or a suitable tie in spot that the plumber can tap into. Side walks can be drilled under, driveway obstructions are tougher to get under. Let me know if you want a plumber, I'll give you my guy.