Posted: 24/11/2012 at 11:46
Hello fellow plant people,
I have been looking for advice on how to use woven landscape fabric or Mapex to protect a plot (2.10x6.3m) over the winter (from now until March-ish). I want to use it to keep the soil warm for early planting and sowing but I've heard good and bad things about it. I am not interested in adding nutrients to the soil so I have disregarded other mulches. The first 2.5m of the plot is covered with a green manure (hungarian grazing rye for those that are interested). That area I intend to grow vegetables on. The remaining will be flowers (the reason I don't want to add further nutrients). I read something recently that says landscape fabric is bad for the soil and its inhabitants. I want a healthy soil but a warm soil. Can anyone offer any advice on the matter?