ground cover dilemma
We recently had a landscaper develop a plan for our front yard. My husband did the planting and we were very happy with the results until just recently.
Our mulched areas used to have the ubiquitous southern look - black weed tarp covered with pine straw. Part of the new plan was to pull up the weed tarp and plant hundreds of asiatic jasmine for ground cover. The planting was done in February and March of this year.
Now that the growing season is in full swing, our mulched areas look horrible. The jasmine seems to be doing fine, but we are unable to keep up with the weeds and grass that are growing too. Every couple of days my husband goes out and pulls a giant bucket of grass and weeds but it barely makes a dent. I'm afraid that when we go on vacation the beds will be overrun with weeds and grass.
Can anyone give me some advice on how to keep the mulched areas looking nice until the jasmine fills in?