Removing grass a must?
This is only my second year as, what I consider, a "real" gardener. I have 13 perennials and a dozen or so small things that came back up this year, making me beyond overjoyed to see. Before last year I lived only in containers, pretty much!
We're about to do a new, and rather large, mulch bed (mulching this year, hopefully adding some perennials later in the year but we'll see what the budget allows). Is it absolutely neccesary to remove the grass, or could we do weed blocker along with the thick newspaper and mulch that has been talked about? We want to get it done before a birthday party with both our families on June 10th, so we're under time, and budget, constraints. Help!
Thanks so much!
~A newbie who is hopeful to be not a newbie for much longer!