What can I put along the foundation

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by lb59, May 15, 2006.

  1. lb59

    lb59 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    What can I put along the foundation of A pole building to prevent weeds from growing so that I don't have to weed whack after mowing?

    I've thought about laying 9 to 12 inch wide strips on the ground along the foundation wall.
    The thing is what material do I use to make the strips out of?
  2. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    use a landscape fabric found at home depot and walmart and the like.
  3. lb59

    lb59 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    Any more suggestions or ideas?
  4. fishinpa

    fishinpa LawnSite Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 293

    Yeah, put mulch over the fabric after you get it down.
  5. need mower

    need mower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Spray it with roundup. That'll do the trick.
  6. hvychev77

    hvychev77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I used the fabric from Lowe's. The first year i saw a few weeds back in there, but not many after the mulch was put down. The second go round, i put the mulch on fairly thick, used the round up around the edging to keep things from growing under the fabric and so far, it looks fabulous. It might take a year or so but it will be worth it for sure!! good luck.......:D
  7. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    spray close to the foundation with roundup
  8. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    spray it with Triox...keeps in the soil for up to a year...for me i spray around my fence line in March and it will stop the weeds and grass from growing until late August.
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Spray with round up then follow up with a soil sterilizer, the fellas in the pesticide/herbicide forum can tell you what chemicals to use.
  10. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,791

    Along one side of my home that I don't have a bed, I used landscape fabric, followed by decorative stones. It's about 2 feet wide, just to give me a mowing barrier against that side.

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