am working on a garden that has weed suppressant membrane covering all
the flower beds. Is this neccesary as it makes it difficult to dig and
cultivate and plant new plants. My thinking is it would be better to
remove it so beds can be improved and made ready for further planting
ttg;880693]am working on a garden that has weed suppressant membrane
covering all the flower beds. Is this neccesary as it makes it difficult
to dig and cultivate and plant new plants. My thinking is it would be
better to remove it so beds can be improved and made ready for further
depending on how large an area u are talking about and how long
the barrier has been down it might not be a huge chore to remove but if
u dont want it there then get rid of it.
some ppl like using landscape fabric or other barriers to help keep
weeds under control, but others dont care for it at all.
if u do decide to keep it u can cut out the area that u wish to add
new plants into and then after doing so apply a new layer of mulch.
i guess everyone has their way of doing things ;).
good luck :). cyaaaaaaaaaaa, sockiescat:).
so, is the newspaper supposed to be superior to the landscape cloth ??
And as organic material finds its way onto the barrier, you will get new
weeds growing on top of it anyway. Weed, newspaper, and mulch (in this
case, they are verbs).
In cost, yes.
In suppressing weeds in the short term, no.
In suppressing weeds in the long term, yes, because you won't have to
excavate it to clean it off. If you have new weeds, lay down more paper
It suppresses weeds (in conjunction with mulch), for the year. One of my
beds is being encroached on by Purple Dead-nettle, and I'll paper it
over, and mulch it in about a month. There will be potatoes in that bed
this year and the Purple Dead-nettle is a companion plant for potatoes,
so I'm not too worried about it. The other beds are weed free except for
the occasional wild onion (which get pulled), and cleavers (Galium
aparine - L.) in the corner of another bed. I'll pull those cleavers but
I have a small area of my garden devoted to cleavers.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.
Not to mention the fact that worms love cardboard and
newspaper...anything to encourage them.
Yep, but they play hell with the cat coat.
As to the taters, I just received my LaRattes, French Fingerlings and
Yellow Finn and have them at temp and in light to get the sprouting
going. Given my limited space, I am growing them in cages made of
cattle panels, approx. 4ft x 4ft by at least 4ft ht. (the panels are
5ft). THe plan is to plant on soil, add cardboard sideboards and
chopped straw/leaf mulch as they grow. The plan also includes pvc
pipe inserted through the sides to the base of the plants in order to
more easily supply fishjuice and other liquid nutrients to the base of
Charlie, wondering about the garlic being covered with snow (removed
the deep mulch three days ago) and wondering about covering it
tomorrow night as the temps will possibly hit the low twenties and
wondering if !!*shazamm*!!, gary garlicman will read this and give
me a clue. Still, should be in the upper fifties in a couple days
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