I just had a horrible mess of weeds dug up on the roses path against
the S. wall of the house. Did half myself and had gardener
do the rest*. REALLY tenacious deep-rooted grass.
This path leads into a roundish area containing a Princess plant, the
sewer out- whatever (has a cap you can pull off), and a faucet that
drips all the time, no doubt nourishing weeds.
*He mixed up the small stones covering the roundish area, so I
had a hell of a time pulling them all out. I then covered the area
with a double sheet of plastic, over which I re-piled the stones,
being careful to remove the dirt that came with them.
Point of all this is to ask whether anybody has had experience
with this kind of solution to keeping weeds down. I'd hate to
go through this again soon!
Any info appreciated.
I wouldn't call it a good long term solution!
We bought a house where the owners had done exactly that- over time,
dirt and dust and whatever built up in the bed of stones and just as
many weeds grew as before. Plus, if your plants are too close their
roots will spread above the plastic, since they can't get any water
kind of like the guy said, you need to make sure weeds don't start
rooting among the stones. you can just stir them up from time to time
especially if they seem to be getting a foothold, and occasionally
wash out everything that will wash out with a hose. the other
contender is grass with runners, which a lot of lawn grasses have, in
order to help them fill in bald spots; they will happily fill in
between the stones and since they're cabled back to the lawn grass
they don't give up easily, you need to just grab them by hand and pull
them out with the runners all the way back to the lawn.
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