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Q.Sand / Weed Blanket To Control Weeds?

Anonymous added on July 20, 2021 | Answered

Hi, We have just made some borders with sleepers and are looking for a bit of help re weeks. Someone told me that if I fill them with topsoil, then put a weed control blanket down followed by sand this would help. We were then thinking of laying slate chips around the plants / shrubs. Does this work? Sand to help contol the weeds? Many thanks

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Answered on August 10, 2021

I'd say a weed control blanket, and and pulling any instances of new weeds will be best. In some cases sand can help, but for some plants, it will be detrimental.

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