We are experiencing the garden at our new house (we moved in last Dec). The previous owners did a fairly good job of looking after the large garden however, there are a number of weeds that we are dealing with. Our thought is to continue to pull out every weed we come across and then cover the soil with some chips as I've heard that this helps prevent weed growth. My questions are
Will this work? What type of chips are recommended? How are chips maintained? Are they ever fully removed to allow for areation of the soil? Are there any plants that don't like bark chips and won't thrive?