Question About Weed Mat to Get Rid of Lawn/Weeds
I'm trying to figure out a way to get rid of an awful "lawn" of weeds and strange invasive grasses, so that I can cover it with a mat, put gravel on top of the mat, and then begin cutting out portions to place garden beds on.
I found a roll of "mat" that was available at a garden store, but I'm not sure if this would be very effective at keeping the weeds out. Water can get into it. It's made of some sort of shiny, synthetic fabric. It's very thin. I've taken pics of it.
Can someone please let me know if something like this, paired with gravel, would work?
Or do I have to buy expensive lawn fabric to get something thick enough to keep out the weeds? Please help. Thank you.