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A Weed-Free Garden Path

I got so tired of weeds and grass growing in this area! At work, many know that I NEED cardboard. Upon clean-out time I gladly end up with empty boxes. I read that cardboard provides excellent results with killing off unwanted vegetation in areas. It works! Also, the cardboard remains in place as a continual weed barrier. It's also biodegradable and allows proper drainage of water. 


This is my latest project using the cardboard. I started out placing a piece of tarp in place (image 1) because I was tired of looking at the grassy, weedy area. Upon removing the tarp, you can see in image 2 how the grass died. I then placed the cardboard  (image 3) and covered it with a weed barrier (image 4).
I then placed the pea gravel within the path and I love it. Now I need a dump truck load full of it to complete my other areas- to be continued.

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  1. Great job! You're like the economic Martha Stewart!

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    1. Haha- if there's a will, there's a way. And with me, I'll get it done as efficient as possible. Thanks!

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