I read in a gardening paper that planting ground cover plants will supress weeds , Since I have a bigger than average garden and getting on in years I am all for ANYTHING that keeps weeds to a minimum. I have borders and flowerbeds at least 2 meters wide around most of the garden which I do not want to do away with as some non- gardening friends have suggested .
I also plan to add more shrubs to the borders putting them closer together than advised - to keep weeds from seeing daylight thus dying off .
I also wondered ......if I plant ground cover plants ?- the idea to fill and carpet any spaces which are left that look attractive with plants .
I have also tried the covering material but with a half established garden it was more trouble than it was worth.What do you think ?
I would welcome your views/ experiences