putting weed cover over very large weeds??

lizflowersJune 23, 2008

I have a half acre. Half is grass and the other half is going to be flower beds. I have tried to spray as much as I can but the weeds are taking over. I want to lay weed barrier down, but some of the weeds are pretty high. I have sprayed them, but is it okay to lay down the weed barrier or do I need to completely clear the area? Also do I need to lay down mulch or can that wait until next year? I won't be planting anything until next year since its too hot.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Cut the weeds flush to ground level before smothering with newspaper, cardboard, or whatever. You will probably need to cut again in fall where the inevitable weed pokes through your barrier and put down more smothering material then as well.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 9:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joepyeweed(5b IL)

Mow 'em down with the lawn mower set on a low setting, you can leave the mowed clippings in place and cover with thick layer of newspaper, cardboard, etc.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 10:58AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Parsley-looking weed?
I planted a bunch of herb seeds in my tiny urban backyard...
Weeding raised beds
My husband was being treated for cancer last fall and...
Weed Identification (Florida)
Good afternoon, I have a problem with a weed (type...
Prevent new plants from growing
My garden contains roses, shrubs, gazanias, ornamental...
How To Get Rid of Weeds Around Plants/Flowers?
OK, I'm sure this has been addressed over and over,...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™