Thanks bobby. That's what I've been looking for, good, logical reasoning for not using barrier...... wait a second, am I about to base an install decision on logical reasoning from bobbygedd?!?!Originally posted by bobbygedd
years ago when i first started planting, mulching, i was a firm believer that weed barrier should be used under mulch. the people here told me no way, no how, never. what i noticed: the work we did, where a barrier was used, after a few months, you could see the plants deteriorating, just looking sickly, thinning, they lived, but looked terrible. the work we did with the barrier, looked good years after. the mulch breaks down, turns to dirt, then u have a layer of dirt, then the barrier which is now clogged and nothing can pass through it. water and air cannot get through, the plants health deteriorates. i believe this to be true, but i been wrong before.
Ah. OK, That makes more sense.Originally posted by bobbygedd
oh, i'm sorry, in my original post, i meant to say, "the work we did WITHOUT THE BARRIER looked good years after."
What kind of slow-release fertilizer where you using?now there's nothing wrong with taking advice from me, you could learn alot from a dummy. back in the day, i grew pot plants so big, they looked like small maple trees