Popular Flower Types
The most common flowers in the garden are roses, lilies, and peonies. All are versatile and can be used to create a wide range of garden designs.
Some other plants are also very popular, such as sunflowers and alstroemerias. These flowers are easy to grow and have beautiful colors.
Gardening mulch is a widespread solution to a long list of gardening woes, so it should come as no surprise that it’s recommended to keep grass at bay. Just as it does for weeds, a layer of mulch prohibits grass seedlings from receiving sunlight, thus hindering their existence. Depending on the type you choose, you may have to replace the mulch every year. So that becomes a spring chore to add to your list and an expense line for your budget.
Landscape fabric creates a barrier that inhibits any growth beneath it but still allows water to make its way down into the soil through gaps in woven fabric or via perforated holes in a solid sheet. Landscapers often cover it with gravel to keep it from sliding around; you can also hammer in large U-shaped wire pins that poke through the fabric. You may find it labeled as landscape cloth or weed-garden fabric at the store or online. It’s all basically the same product though some options will be thicker than others. Landscape fabric should last longer than mulch, but before you decide this is the end-all answer to your unwanted grass problem, note that it needs to be installed before any plants go in the ground, and you’ll need to cut holes in the fabric wherever you want to plant flowers. Each of those cuts provides a path back to the surface for the grass.