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Mad_Russian776
05-08-2007, 04:24 AM
In mulching a flower bed, do you typically cultivate the soil?

Also, do you use a pre-emergent coupled with a weed barrier fabric, or just one or the other?

Thanks,
M.R.

cgaengineer
05-14-2007, 03:31 PM
I tilled my large area the first year but it had nothing to go around except a tree. I now just hit the weeds that come up through mulch with round up and call it a day. If your garden has bulbs and or flower I would treat the weed areas while dormant if you can.

paponte
05-15-2007, 06:28 AM
Take out all the weeds, ut down a pre-m and mulch. Fabric is useless in my book.

cgaengineer
05-15-2007, 07:34 AM
Take out all the weeds, ut down a pre-m and mulch. Fabric is useless in my book.

I agree about the fabric...What fabric does is show its ugly face when mulch gets thin!

MOW ED
05-15-2007, 08:03 AM
Agree with above, fabric is for rock in my book. It just acts like a dirt holder when the mulch breaks down. Pre-emergent if the customer wants it at an added cost. No we dont do anything to the soil except cover it.