When getting ready to do some landscaping around our house we decided to get some landscape fabric for weed control. We didn't want to use any harmful sprays because of the kids and the dog. We came across a great deal on the DeWitt Wed Barrier Landscape Fabric. Regular price was $30.00, but we bought it at the end of the season for $20.00 and used it the following spring. This roll is 3"x100', so there is plenty of it!
This landscape fabric is pretty easy to use. You just measure the area you need to cover and then unroll the roll and cut it accordingly. Then make an "X" in the fabric wherever there is a plant, bush, or shrub and it fits right down over it. Then you can cover the fabric with mulch or landscaping stones. We used the mulch. Although it says it stops weeds for 15 years, some did sneak through over the years. I'm not sure you would be able to find something to ever stop them completely.
So as we get ready to landscape our new house this year we are going to use the DeWitt Weed Barrier Fabric again. This time we are going to try the landscaping stones on top of the fabric, and hopefully that will control the weeds even further.