When the trees were taken down in the front yard we took the option of keeping a truckload of chips.
Charlie had them dump the pile on plastic at the end of the driveway. This pile won’t last as long as the rubble pile.
A friend came over to clean up the plantings in front of The Cottage.
Basically she cut away weedy tulip poplar trees and other stalky greenery.
All that remains are hosta, liriope, and liatris.
Then I pulled out some corrugated cardboard to line the path that leads to our propane tanks.
Charlie covered it with some of the new chips.
Voila! A neat appearance at the front of The Cottage.
How do you deter weeds in your yard?