gingko
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weed membrane alternatives

i have 3 or 4 flowerbeds and i want to put tree bark mulch around them, but as im on a tight budget (having just slabbed the rest of my garden) i want to know can i use black refuge bags in stead of membrane

Newt
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Hi Ginko,

No, there are no weep holes and the plastic will eventually break up into bits and you'll have a mess. Besides, the trees roots will need oxygen and the plastic won't let the soil or roots breathe. Why not just use the mulch without a weed barrier? If you weed once a month for 15 minutes you shouldn't need a weed barrier. You should find this helpful.
https://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/mulching.aspx

Newt

gingko
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thanx newt. i thought i'd have to use a barrier of some sort. like i say their only small narrow beds



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