Gardening deadline for mulching

I successfully covered a second area of the backyard with plastic to prepare for mulching, and future plans. I was going to get someone to help uproot weeds and cover this in mulch. Is there is a deadline for uprooting…

Optimum perimeter when placing black plastic near flowers

After covering a large area with black plastic, to prepare for mulching, so the area can be dormant for a few season, I had a question about the perimeter flowers which include irises and a transplanted peony. How much distance…

Plastic for Weed Eradication

I didn’t seem to get a photo attached last time, and tried a couple of times. Is the difference between using black and clear plastic, the zone I’m in? The Master Gardiner website article about solarisation was from California, and…

How can we keep weeds from regrowing?

The backyard was cleared of weeds last fall but the roots are still in the ground. What is the best way to cover the ground to avoid regrowth of all the weeds – black plastic or other mulch?    …