This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! 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.
Muhly Grass never had it so good! This ultra-rugged, ultra-tough native grass is topped in late summer and fall by enormous plumes of cotton-candy pink, as airy as puffballs, as showy as the most elegant bloom!
Plant BFFs. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basilmakes tomatoes even tastier.
Pink Muhly Grass Never has a plant so tough looked so pretty! Neat, tidy mounds of dark green, semi-glossy foliage produce airy cotton candy pink plumes in late summer that last through the end of fall. Low-maintenance and carefree, this grass is ideal for hot, humid areas and poor soil. Plant in full sun to part shade. Grows 3 ft. tall. Potted. Zones 6-10.