cardboard and newspaper
I've been seeing references to killing/choking out weeds by placing cardboard and newspaper over them. Before I do something like this I want to make sure this isn't going to harm my rose bushes, oleander, or lantana. My understanding is that you place the paper down and it chokes the weeds out but watering still gets through to the roots of the plants I have. Is this correct? If so, I am very excited about trying a method this simple to get rid of weeds.