Permanent Pathways and Permanent Beds: A Power Couple
The second part of garden basics goes hand-in-hand with permanent beds. Mulching the paths between beds saves lots of time spent weeding. I extend the path 2 feet on all sides from the garden. This keeps any grass from creeping in. I recommend using a landscape cloth covered with cedar bark. Both are available from our sponsors. Permanent pathways discourage anything from growing in the path and retain moisture in the soil for the garden. And they keep your shoes cleaner than walking in rows of loose dirt.