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Texmex
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Hi All Reply with quote

Hi, New to the site and new to gardening!
Just moved into house this week.
Looking to revamp existing garden but I haven't a clue where to start!

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sal.

Really joined as I'm looking for advice & Tips!

Currently half of the back garden is covered in decorative pepples.
But there are a multitude of giant weeds coming up thru them!

Do i need to scrape all the stones off and pull the weeds?

What can I do to prevent this again?

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Tex and welcome. im new round here my self but so far looking good and very friendly.

i had the same sort of thing in my front garden when we moved in about 3mths ago. all i did was put on some weed killer and sat back for it to work. all but a little bit left to pull out the last of the dead weeds.

i am no expert but i believe to stop this happening again it would be best to rake off the gravel and lay down a sheet (e.g. damp proof sheeting) this should stop any future growth from under the gravel when you relay it back down.

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi texmex, whats under the gravel? If its pretty clean hardcore or crushed rock, I would say just spray it, pull out the big weeds when dead and just repeat the spray on a yearly bases to prevent them coming back (even with a weed mat you will get some weeds growing in between over time) If you do decide to put some kind of plastic barrier underneath, I would consider using a breathable sheet like Mypex so that water can still drain through and it is more durable and longer lasting than regular plastic.
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