How do I put a weed barrier around the house?

Answer Prepare the soil by laying down fertilizer and organic compost. Water the soil to make sure the compost and fertilizer settle in properly.Lay down the weed barrier over your prepared soil, overlapp... Read More »

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If a house has plastic vapor barrier on the inside walls and a foil barrier on the exterior of the house should you remove the existing old outer foil when residing?

Answer Unless your home is heated by electric baseboard you may take it down if you wish. However the foil has reflective heat values, which means it reflects out the heat from the sun in the summe... Read More »

How do I use a weed barrier?

MeasureMeasure the garden bed you wish to cover with weed barrier, a cloth sheet spread on the ground to permanently prevent weeds from growing. Draw a picture of the garden bed, including where al... Read More »

How do i replace an old weed barrier?

Removing Old Weed BarrierRake all rocks and coverings from the top of the old weed barrier. Weed barriers are made of plastic or cloth sheeting. Be careful not to tear the plastic or cloth, as this... Read More »

How do I use newspaper as a weed blanket barrier?

Natural Weed BarrierPlace a four- to seven-page layer of newspaper over the soil to create an economical weed blanket barrier. Avoid color pages, as the ink may be toxic. Unprinted newsprint paper ... Read More »