Landscaping large areas
Hello! Newbie here. Finally getting to landscape our ranch. Several different areas ranging in size from 10' x 10' to 20' x 60' plus other larger wide open areas. We have clay soil with lots of weeds-Johnson grass, buckeye, melva, and the dreaded crabgrass plus various others that die and leave a not-so-lovely tan landscape. I'm so tired of looking at dirt and dead weeds! I'm looking for advice to create a clean easy-keeper style landscape. I've purchased a bunch of Crepe Myrtles, Chinese Pistache and geraniums. Looking to get some Oaks, and fruitless Mulberry. Tell me if this will work... I would like to plant trees interspaced with large boulders and geraniums and probably other perennials and some annuals. The rest of the ground I want completely clear of weeds, plants and grass. Question--Can I spray the weeds with Roundup then lay shade cloth/weed block over the top then cover that with dirt/bark/gravel? Will the Roundup kill the trees and plants?