Wish I knew this sooner...... The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric. - sublime-decor
CLEMATIS VINES are HUNGRY for vitamins and nutrients. Feed them a clematis smoothie for massive blooms. Save banana peels, eggshells, and tomato discards. Put in a blender with water, purée, then pour around the root areas.
Got Pallets? Hate weeding? Dont feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! You can also place your pallet on the ground in a rocky location rather than a grassy area, this way you will not need the garden cloth to stop the weeds and grass comin through! Courtesy of Backyard Diva (on Facebook)