I am not a garden person myself, I hate lawn care. I did some crazy things, and probably ruined my backyard, (which is about 33'x33') -- took away all the grass, lay down filters, and pave the yard with 4" G.A., and on top of the compacted G.A., I put 2" pebbles. I still leave 3 8'x10'-sqared bare-earth areas, now I am planting some trees and peony on them. And my house is very close to my neighbors, even the smallest truck can not pass to the backyard, I did all the above stuffs with a small cart. If I had known the drawbacks, I would not have ever done so.
I did these last year, thought it could stop the weeds, but I started seeing the weeds soon. Now it is the second year, and now more weeds are poping up the pebbles. Currently I spray salt on the weeds, in order to kill them.
What would be an easy way to prevent the weeds on the pebbles?
Also if I do not have to remove all the pebble and GA, what can I do to improve the yard? I wish I could have some simple solution, say how about put concrete on the yard? I know this is some kind of madness. But any good ideas?
Thanks a millions.