Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Latest gardening mistake

Yesterday, I cut and laid landscape fabric on the paths of my vegetable garden to create a weed barrier, tucking the edges under stones.  Then, I spread a layer of wood mulch on top of the fabric. Today, to my consternation, I read on various gardening blogs that the fabric isn't any good, as it prevents water and organic matter (including broken-down mulch) from reaching the soil. Shoot! My dirty little secret is: I put the stuff down around my raspberry bushes and newly planted shrubs.

Has anyone had any luck with this fabric?

1 comment:

  1. Try this website: http://www.weedstop.ca/why_use_landscape_fabric_e.php

    It answers most questions about landscape fabric.

    Or this one: http://www.ehow.com/how_4421853_install-landscape-fabric.html