Rental next door front lawn all dead weeds
The owner of the house next door does not care what the front or backyard look like. The renters don't either. I do, especially when it is covered with dandelions and other weeds that go to seed.
The owner will not install a sprinkler system and the renters won't hand water.
I think the best answer is to kill the existing weeds, put down a fabric weed barrier and then cover with several inches of free wood chips.
It was suggested by a gardener friend of mine to skip the fabric and just put down chips but I know the weeds will be up faster without the fabric. I'm looking for a fix that will last a couple of years and then repeat the process again.
What do you think?