Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspaper. Good composting!
Lay down a thick layer of CARDBOARD in your raised garden beds to kill the grass. It is perfectly safe to use and will fully decompose, but not before killing any grass below it. They’ll also provide compost and food for worms
Home Gardening Tips: Easier Weeding and Watering..Whether your idea of backyard bliss is a lush garden, a shady retreat or a perfectly manicured landscape, these tips will help you create the low-maintenance yard of your dreams...Sue 2013 I want easy yard