Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Landscape Spending to Save
The past several weeks we covered the lower level with weed barrier cloth and bark and Gary and I built another vegetable bin. We waited till bark and ground cover cloth were on sale. We already had the fire pit (bought on sale) which we placed on 12 x 12 stepping stones. We plan to paint the stepping stones. Believe it or not you can paint concrete stepping stones with house paint to match your home or trim and it lasts. Just make sure the stepping stones are completely dry before you paint them.
We also built another vegetable bin (used lumber) which I planted yesterday with peppers, basil, eggplant, and lemon cucumber which were also on sale. I'll let the cucumber trail outside the bin. Here's a link to the commercial grade weed barrier cloth I purchased. It was $79 for 250 feet which is 3 feet wide. It was free shipping so really a savings since ground cover cloth is quite heavy. Do yourself a favor if using a weed barrier invest in the commercial grade. Most has a 10 or 20 year life and is well worth the expense. It is held in place with commercial grade landscape anchor pins, purchased at the same company. I used commercial grade weed barrier for my lavender farm in California and it saved me a ton of time not having to weed and the cloth never deteriorated in the five years we lived there. Wherever I want to plant a plant I cut a small x in the cloth and dig the hole and place the plant.