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Pandy Fackler
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I have a question about weed fabric.
I'm trying to be lazy.

Is there a weed prevention fabric out there you can just lay directly over grass and then put down pavers or whatever?

I don't want to do any digging or anything too labor intensive. Maybe just like a 10×10 area in my backyard.

Thanks in advance.


Pahnew
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
Landscape fabric. I would spray round up and kill the grass first. Put down fabric then sand or pea gravel to help level everything. Then place pavers.


Pandy Fackler
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
Thanks alot.

That'll keep weeds and grass from growing through?


Pahnew
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
It will help minimize it, but grass and weed can grow anywhere. I've seen weeds grow in gutters.


gumbo2176
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
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It will help minimize it, but grass and weed can grow anywhere. I've seen weeds grow in gutters.


This. No matter what you do, weeds will appear. Wind blown dirt or dirt off your shoes gets between the pavers, birds or the wind blows weed seeds and they will grow.


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Eighteen
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
Laying old cardboard boxes down on top will help too. Helps block and kill underneath and will eventually rot away into the dirt.


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bignuttsbarr
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
I use old carpet on top of weed fabric, and it works well


Lou the Jew from LSU
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
Use woven fabric, not the perforated sheet type. This is what professional nurserymen use under the pots in which they grow trees and shrubs.


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CrawDude
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
This might provide some useful info
Pros and Cons of Using Landscape Fabric


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TigerTatorTots
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
Layer of weed fabric, layer of cardboard from old boxes. Put down pavers then whatever material you plan on putting in between the pavers (assuming pebbles or something?)

Did this for an above ground bed and never once had a weed pop up.


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Pandy Fackler
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
Thanks much for all the replies.


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TheBoo
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
Every nursery owner I've talked to has told me weed fabric/landscape fabric doesn't work well and isn't worth it.

They advised to do it the right way: till it, spray a strong combo of 2-4-d and round up and mix it, let it set for a few weeks, then pack it down and lay your bidding on top.

Personally I'd imagine that just spraying a strong dose of 2-4-d and round up and letting it set would work sufficiently.


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deeprig9
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re: I have a question about weed fabric.
At my old house, I used it in a flower bed. I still got weeds growing in the mulch on top of the fabric, and some of the weed roots even found their way to dirt through the seams of the fabric even though they were overlapped.


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