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.
Retractable Roof Pergola. ~ This would also work for a shade curtain for the fire pit. This would be retractable and easily replaced. Run a bar from tree to tree and then use curtain clips to attach whatever fabric we want. Draw it back and forth accordingly.