The Ineffectual Landscaping Fabric of Despair
What this landscaping fabric was not good for: restraining weeds. As you can see, roots have shot right through it.
What this landscaping fabric is great for: poking up through the weeds that have taken over the spot in garish white plastic strips.
The previous inhabitants of my home laid this stuff down meaning well, I’m sure, but I was really glad to rip it out. The positive side of all that work is a whole lot of overturned soil. I have 20 square feet to plant in a semi-shady spot, oh boy oh boy. Whatever shall I put there? I can’t decide whether empty possibility or actual germination is better.