I'm new to Gardener's world and I'm looking for some advice.
I have recently moved into a new home with a garden that has been untouched for years.
In my front garden I am looking to lay some gravel or slate, enabling it to be low maintenance. I have trimmed the current weeds down using a strimmer and I'm now looking to use a membrane to kill the weeds before adding gravel.
I know that using weed control fabric allows moisture into the soil below. However, will this allow the weeds to grow? I am not looking to plant any plants in my gravel garden.Therefore, would it be more beneficial to use black plastic sheeting that does not allow water to pass through? However, i know this could be a problem for drainage.
Your advice would be greatly appreciated. I have attached a photo of my garden in its current state.