used filter fabric, then firerock, now tons of weeds?
what did we do wrong? I think we missed an important step somewhere along the way. :(
My DH did some landscaping "islands" in our yard and planted some trees. He put down black filter fabric, did edging around the "islands" and then put down firerock. Looked great until the weeds started popping up, and now there are tons of them! He was told to spray a lot of Round Up before putting the filter fabric down, but we are trying to NOT use chemicals. Well, I guess we should have done SOMETHING.
At first when we saw little weeds sprouting up, my DH would say to me, "Oh, those are just little weeds growing in the dirt that has accumulated in the rocks, on top of the filter fabric surface." BUT NO....there are big a$$ weeds that grow THROUGH the filter fabric.
So, tell me,Florida Garden Web Gurus...what could we have done to avoid this...for future reference! Thanks!