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Why Landscape Weed Barrier Fabric is Ugly & Wasteful

Weed barrier (aka landscape fabric) sounds like the perfect solution for reducing garden maintenance. Unfortunately, it isn’t. And, it can even end up causing more headaches and ugliness than you might imagine.

Once you’ve draped weed barrier all over your exposed beds, do you cut holes in the barrier and stick plants into the holes you make? If so, your plantings may not thrive, but odds are the weeds still will.

Perennials and ground covers will try to spread as they mature. Either the weed barrier will strangle them or they’ll pop new holes in the barrier or they’ll spread under the barrier, heaving it skyward for all to see.

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