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What do you use to mulch your IP garden beds?

Discussion in 'Landscaping' started by Jeah_, 14th Dec, 2015.

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  1. Jeah_

    Jeah_ Well-Known Member

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    just turning our current PPOR into an IP and I'm tidying up some existing garden beds. Looking for ideas as to what will give good long term cover without filling in with weeds. Im kind of thinking a tenant won't be too interested in weeding a rental garden.
     
  2. Tim & Chrissy

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    I use weed mats and red wood chip. If your grass is kikuyu it will pretty much invade anything. Concrete edging around the garden beds is the only thing that will stop kikuyu
     
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    The body parts of non paying ex-tenants.
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Like Tim & Chrissy said. To keep costs down look for mulch or bark chip without to much dirt or organic type matter, that allows has to grow easily. Checkv your local landscaping supplier to what they have, differs in different areas. Even your local tip may have free mulch
     
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  5. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    You can use wood chips and weed mats and landscaping plastics etc to minimise weeds in garden beds. But really, nothing will stop them. Even Kikuyu can grow under weed beds and spring up in the garden beds. Over time, other weeds will grow on top of the weed mats etc and still grow. The only real way to have no weeds is to pull them out/spray them as you see them.
    Short term isn't an issue. There are methods to keep weeds away. But eventually they will come.
     
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