It’s the time of year when I start looking back and reflecting on what I did right and what I did wrong in this year’s vegetable garden. With the hot days of summer on us, our vegetable garden is beginning to wind down.
I’m convinced that what you see here has made all the difference. It’s a commercial grade landscape fabric. With this, we’ve won the battle of weeds this year. It’s rather expensive, but in my opinion, well worth the investment. This particular type of landscape fabric is over $80 for a 6 foot x 300 foot roll. The big box stores sell a thinner fabric that just doesn’t work as well. I buy this at a local farm supply store. Our garden is rather large, so I used 3 of these rolls.
After rolling out the landscape fabric, I used these ground staples to secure it in place. I overlapped each row about 6-8 inches. Using scissors, we cut an opening in the fabric, dug a hole, added some compost, and planted our vegetables. You can see all of this in my post How To Grow Your Own Tomatoes.
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