Happy Sunday All!
I am hoping to gravel round a sizeable area of raised beds, currently on lawn, forming a network of paths. This is for aesthetics, security (the area is in front of two sets of french doors) and to provide definition between the husband's beloved 'formal (ahem) lawn' and my treasured veg patch! My question is, do I HAVE to use landscaping fabric underneath the gravel? I have been reading about it and it seems like horrible stuff. A lot of professional landscapers give it a really bad rep on line. I was thinking about using cardboard but my question is what happens when the cardboard breaks down - will my gravel disappear into the earth below? I don't mind weeding, I would certainly rather weed than wreck the soil below. Any thought or ideas would be mighty welcome! x