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I have moved into two different houses where I discovered the landscape fabric, one as deep as 18 inches. I am still working getting rid of the 18 inch deep one--it was covered with gravel too so I have to dispose of that. You cannot plant over landscape fabric. However, the one that was so deep actually had lawn grass over the top of it. When we tried to plant things, we discovered that it was there. It stretches about 4 feet in horizontal depth and extends all the way across the back section of our property. GRRR.
Thank you for this piece! I've been removing both nylon and (ugh!) visqueen from our yard. With a dense enough cover of redwood bark, weeds are easy to pull without these tasteless, wasteful interventions.
Number 6 is my biggest issue. As you point out, eventually weeds start growing, usually on top of the fabric. The roots go down through the fabric and when you try to pull up the weed, it pulls the fabric up with it. And after that it sometimes quite to problem to get the weed free from the fabric. More trouble than it's worth.
of course it's dirty, and even smelly at times... but more often than not, gardening brings families together, builds healthy immune systems, and great food directly from the source. Grow healthy gardens, grow healthy people, grown healthy food... just grow healthy lives...gardening is where it's at! #wormcastings
It's so interesting to see the spin every generation gets to give on this subject. But Genevieve is right, it's commerce that becomes worried about this particular subject. Gardening, whether you do it with a flowered trowel or a $60 one is a wonderful way to spend time.
I started doing it because my folks did and I could actually save money by growing my own veggies and canning and freezing them. And I'm a "boomer". Whatever that is. What I especially dislike are labels.
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Dec 12, 2013
vol XXIV issue 50
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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