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Old 02-01-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
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Preventing weeds from growing around stone path?


Hi,

I plan to set up a simple stone path between one side of my house and the fence.

One basic question I have:

What can I do to prevent weed and anything to grow around the stones along the stone path? Plastic? Any other alternatives? Don't want to use herbicides.


That area between the wall of the house and the fence is always shady, and weeds always grow there.

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Cardboard with river rocks on top.
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What can I do to prevent weed and anything to grow around the stones along the stone path?
Short answer is nothing - weeds can and will grow just about anywhere. Keep op top of pulling them when you first see them and it's not usually a huge job.
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I was told the baking soda was good for killing a certain weed, It did and all the grass with in a foot. Reseeding the bear spot didn't work until I changed some dirt. I would try that for these weeds.
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Cardboard with river rocks on top.
Replace cardboard each season. It's good exercise.
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Cardboard or news print will work well for a season. I normally use newsprint under my mulch. The problem with using plastic is it will hold water and can present a whole new set of problems. Unless you use a herbicide I'm not sure there is much you can do other than pull up the weeds as they emerge.
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Pull out the weeds frequently and use cardboard and newspaper to cover small patches.
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Cover it with the proper mulch near the fence.

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