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.
This family of old-fashioned favorites is grown for their pink, white, or red, spicy fragrant flowers and their often-evergreen clumps or mats of gray-blue, grassy leaves: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/styles/fragrant-plant-favorites/?socsrc=bhgpin033114dianthus
You won't have to worry about dragging the hose to water this garden during the summer: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plans/easy/15-no-fuss-garden-plans/?socsrc=bhgpin042814droughtresistantgarden&page=1
A lush, colorful flower garden is the perfect way to dress up your front yard: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/front-yard-flower-power/?socsrc=bhgpin022214addcurvestoyourfrontyard
Make your outdoor space more secluded by planting perennials, shrubs, or small trees at one end of your deck. See more dream decks: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/deck/ideas/dream-decks/?socsrc=bhgpin052613orangechairs=2
The 'Cheyenne Spirit' coneflower is an All American Selections winner, making it the perfect perennial to add to your garden: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/top-new-sun-loving-perennials-for-2014/?socsrc=bhgpin032815cheyennespiritconeflower&page=4