Experience using hessian / jute as landscaping fabric?
I'm planting some shrubs on a steep bank, where there is currently nothing growing, except a few weeds. I want to use a landscaping fabric while the shrubs establish, to stop the soil washing away and keep down the weeds. I'd like to use hessian, as it would look better, but I've never used it before. Has anyone had any experience of using hessian? Did it work? Did it last long enough?