Weeds – Carpet Blocking

Q: I always put down a weed block between garden rows and cover it with mulch. But it takes considerable time to remove old mulch and weed block and then apply new stuff again each year. Could I cut carpet into strips to block weeds?

A: I’ve seen carpet used to prevent weeds between garden rows many times. It works great! You’ll need to replace it every few years as it deteriorates but it makes sense to recycle carpet this way.