Rolls of burlap or coconut fiber for weed barrier?
I am thinking about using rolls of burlap or coconut fiber as advertised on Ebay as weed barriers for a new garden, laying them directly over bluegrass sod and putting in bedding plants. I don't want to cover the fabric with mulch and would be hap-y if it worked for a season. Can't use tiller this year due to bad back. The bluegrass sod is quite weed free and the soil is good and friable. I thought I'd mow it very low and then put on the fabric. Don't want to use cardboard. Need something that lets water and air through. Any thoughts or alternatives appreciated.