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Master Gardener Tips May 22, 2024

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By Kathy Tando, University of Nebraska, Master Gardener

Thinking of using landscape cloth for weed control? Consider some drawbacks. Our Nebraska winds bring in topsoil and weed seeds. When the weeds grow on top of the landscape cloth their roots go down into the cloth and become more difficult to remove. Or the winds remove the mulch and you have patches of black cloth showing. Stay tuned and we will explore some better alternatives for weed control.