Here is a good example of River Rock used in place of mulch. Yep, you guessed it. Landscape fabric was placed under all of it! Landscape fabric is really only .
Avoid using impermeable plastic, especially if you have trees, shrubs or other plants nearby. Unfortunately, landscape fabric also makes weeding extremely difficult; you can't get a shovel down through the rock and fabric. And it's tough to pull weeds that root into the fabric. Don't use fabric under organic mulches.
Landscaping fabric is a pricey material used to suppress weeds without the use of herbicides, but it is worth the cost. Unlike black plastic, landscaping fabric is .
Many landscape architects and garden professionals view tree bark and other. additions to the landscape, so using weed-barrier cloth underneath mulch to .
Skip the landscape cloth and make your mulch layer thicker. Mulching to about 4 inches with a shredded bark mulch is ideal – though other options exist as well. Mulching will still not prevent weeds from landing on top and germinating, nothing will, but it will prevent new weeds from germinating in the soil.