Carpet. - Posted by Mr. Big
Posted by Mr. Big on May 19, 2005 at 17:17:14:
Get lots of old carpet from carpet stores. They give it away free. Cover the ground where you want to stop the grass and weeds from growing and nothing will grow. After a month you can roll back the carpet and see nothing but plain dirt underneath. It kills everything. Yet it also holds the soil down and controls erosion by wind and rain.
Later you can remove and dispose of the carpet, or just sow grass seed on top, water it for a week or 2 and the grass roots will grow right down through the carpet to the soil.
Nylon carpet will last for years in this application.
You could even spray it with green dye and have the prettiest lawn in town.