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Keeping the weeds at bay
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When they purchased the house the owners inherited a garden installation with Chamaecyparis, Winterberry, Hydrangea, Dogwood, and other  very nice shrubs. The beds are large and quickly became overgrown, hiding the beauty of the plant specimens. 

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With weeds eliminated, owners and passersby can enjoy the intrigue of the planting. I removed the landscape fabric. Fabric quickly becomes clogged with soil particles and weeds grow right on top. Also, fabric restricts the water and air exchange in the soil. A layer of carboard topped with a couple of inches of mulch will suppress weeds and allow for air and water flow which will improve the health of the soil and thus the plants.

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