Mulch? - Knowledgebase Question

Dallas, TX
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Question by erinthomas
April 14, 2007
I want to know if I need to put down plastic before mulching.

Answer from NGA
April 14, 2007
If your mulch material is thick enough, it will suppress weeds without the need for additional materials. Rather than using black plastic, if you feel the need to use a weed barrier, I'd suggest using one of the spun polyester weed blockers. They allow water penetration and let the soil breathe so it doesn't become sterile.

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