By GalTime Gardener Dianne Venetta
No matter how you "till it," maintenance comes with the job of gardening. Er--I mean the joy of gardening. Yes. And gardening is a joy! Especially when the business of upkeep is kept to a minimum. I don't know about you, but weeding is not my favorite chore in the garden.
Harvest is definitely my favorite. But I won't get there if I allow weeds free run of the rows. If given the chance, these wild greens will take over in the span of one sunny afternoon-and they can survive without much water or sun. Have a few under my weed paper to prove it.
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But don't let that stop you from using weed paper to line your rows and beds! Nine out of ten times it works. Line your walkways, line your borders, and by all means cover any unused beds with paper. Don't have any paper? A heavy layer of mulch-hay, pine straw or bark to name a few-will do. Left long enough, these natural materials will also supply you with aRead More »from Prevent Weeds for a Gorgeous Garden