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Should a weed suppressant membrane be used on a rose bed?


 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Should a weed suppressant membrane be used on a rose bed? Reply with quote

Should this be used on a rose bed with a compost mulch on top?

I thought it would allow the compost nutrients to seep down through the membrane while preventing weeds but perhaps it's acting as a barrier to the nutrients reaching the soil.

Any replies would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Roses all the way Reply with quote

Yorky,
Nothing wrong with the idea at all a tall. But, if you are mulching, why pay for membrane? The compost mulch will suppress the weeds anyway, retain the moisture and feed the roses.

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