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. @Lyndsay Brumfield
simple garden decor! layer cheap plastic beads in ramekins or cake pans (no lining required), melt at 400 for 20 minutes. let cool & then just flip them out. you can drill a hole in it to make it a suncatcher.