Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:14
Janet........much depends on what your weeds are........if you don't want to use chemicals, then hand digging is the way to go. You will need to remove all the perennial weeds first I think.
Weed supressing membranes can work but unless you use a really heavy duty one, you may find it really not worth while...........persistent weeds will still grow thru unless you eradicate first.. You will still get annual weeds growing ........wind borne, dropped by birds, etc but they should be relatively easy to deal with.
It is a bit difficult to give advice without a little more info on the plot you are working on - perhaps a couple of pics will bring you some considered help and advice. Plenty of people on the forum who can advise and help