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What to put under dry creek bed? FL weeds laugh at landscape fabric!

3 months ago

There is an area along the edge of my garden that heavily drains water. I want to make a thin long dry creek bed there.

Several years ago I had landscape fabric covered with a rock bed, and what a disaster. The weeds just rooted in the dirt on the fabric. It was a nightmare.

If I were to use mulch along that curve, the heavy water just moves the mulch out. If leaving a dirt trench framed by grass, the weeds just grow in. If I leave rocks without fabric, they just embed into the dirt.

I absolutely do not want to use Roundup or toxic chemicals.

How can I hold rocks in and keep weeds away?

Thx in advance

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