Whats the easiest way to stop weeds from growing in the flower bed?

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WE have a flower bed that currently has molding mulch everywhere. And weeds peeking through every 6 inches or so. We want to remove the mulch, add weed barrier around existing plants and cover with pea gravel. Any suggestions on keeping this project weed free?
q whats the easiest way to stop weeds from growing in the flower bed
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 27, 2018
    Use newspaper,cardboard and heavy professional landscaping fabric.The black plastic tends to decay.

  • Darla Busch Darla Busch on Jun 28, 2018
    I’ve used several layers of newspaper. It takes a few years for the newspaper to break down and you’ll have to replace it then but it lasts quite a while. I’m highly allergic to mold so mulch wasn’t an option. I used small peas gravel around my plants in the flower beds.

  • CAE33673313 CAE33673313 on Jun 28, 2018
    I am wondering about how using different kinds of mulch can help alleviate this problem in preventing weeds and mold from forming. How about cedar mulch; cedar is rot resistant but does break down over time. Has anyone ever tried rubber mulch? Please let me know as I am looking for solutions to the same problem myself. Weeds can still grow in pea gravel if it is not deep enough; must be 6 inches deep or more to prevent weeds from growing.

  • Deborah Schumacher Deborah Schumacher on Jun 28, 2018
    We have dark briwn rubber mulch in our flower beds.put in 2 yrs ago...love it ...holds its color well only very minimal weeds pop thru...expensive but worth it

  • Margaret Torossian Margaret Torossian on Jun 28, 2018
    pine needles!

  • William William on Jun 28, 2018
    Use the weed block and at least two inches of mulch. Real or fake. Gravel will just pack the soil down.