Charming Curves...mulch keeps weeds down and conserves moisture. Curved flowerbed border. Plants chosen in mostly similar hues. Round paving stones lead visitors through the grass border. Hardscape structures - tall birdhouse adds whimsy with function.
Newspaper weed barrier. Use several sheets of newspaper or cardboard around plants in your flower beds to control weeds or grass. Just spread it out, wet with a hose and mulch over the top. The paper will decompose over time and encourage good earth worms. This is also a great way to naturally remove grass to create space for a new bed.