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May 6, 2018 8:49 AM CST
Hello all!

We purchased a house and the previous owners had some river rock and white stone in all the landscaping. I was wondering what is the best way to cover this up without having to dig it all up. Should I cover it with a layer of weed control cloth and then topsoil or can I just lay the cloth down and go over with mulch?
Name: Amanda
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May 6, 2018 6:56 PM CST
If you are going to plant over where the stones are then you need to remove all of it. Remove it, then plant, then mulch. No weed fabric because that will inhibit growth and weeds will grow on top of it anyways.

If you are just wanting to cover it with mulch then lay the fabric down then just straight mulch on top.
Name: Karen
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May 6, 2018 7:00 PM CST
I'd remove the stones if you think you might ever want to plant in those areas. We had a home where we didn't know they had stones with mulch over them. It was a lot of work before we could ever plant there.
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