October 24, 2009 1:54 PM Subscribe
Is using a concrete slab with holes for plantings the best weed prevention in my backyard garden?
posted by boby to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
My backyard has turned into a jungle of weeds and tree saplings and I want to make it civilized again. An area about 10'x30' needs to be tamed. I garden in Boston. I want to plant butterfly bushes
in that space. Mulch, weed barrier fabric and constant weeding don't really work. I thought a concrete patio with round openings formed into it would minimize weeding. Any suggestion for other material that would be as effective?