I was driving home from the supermarket and saw a pick-up truck loaded with large pieces of cardboard heading for the dump.
Just the night before, I was thinking how if we could rake back the wood chips on the weedy pathways, put cardboard down and then add fresh wood chips, we could eliminate the weeds that are taking over in some areas.
So I did what any gardener would do. I followed the pick-up into the dump and put the cardboard in my car. They are the height of patio doors and twice the width each! Perfect. (Isn’t it amazing what can make you happy!)
Let me know if you want a piece for the pathway around your bed. It is important to keep the weeds out of the paths as weeds harbor both insects and diseases. By smothering the weeds, we eliminate the issues.
See you in the garden later today.
Natalie, Master Gardener