Weed suppression

Mypex weed suppressantThis is what I would have finished last weekend if I’d had time: laying weed-suppressing fabric around my shed. A necessary evil; I need a clear area here, and endlessly weeding/digging it isn’t realistic.

This stuff’s called Mypex, and it’s industrial-strength. Much better than the consumer version they flog in garden centres, and highly recommended if you can lay your hands on some.

Although it’s hardly a biodegradable product, it’s better than using carpet – which slowly breaks down and leaches chemicals into your soil.

I’m just wishing now that the weather would pick up. Everything’s so far behind; still no asparagus, though we were eating it this time last year.

5 Responses to “Weed suppression”

  1. Tanya Walton Says:

    I pit membrane down and then graveled round my shed as I was having the same problem and seemed to spend more time weeding round the shed than working on the allotment…I like the way it looks and I’ve planted fruit bushes in it too which has essentially given me more space 🙂

  2. Damo Says:

    thanks for the tip on Mypex I’ll try and get hold of some.

  3. Jo Says:

    I’ve never heard of Mypex, I’ll have to look out for that. As for the weather, I’ve heard that snow’s forcast for some areas of the country.

  4. carrie Says:

    I’m a freak – I like weeding.
    Still not much on the asparagus front here, one little tiny spear head just poking out of the ground….patience is a virture? bah!

  5. Loubs Says:

    You’ll not much sympathy from me on your asparagus being a couple of weeks late – we’ve only just planted our asparagus bed with 1-yr old crowns so have at least 2 years to wait till we can start cropping…