We had several large areas of exposed dirt in the yard, and the weeds were a constant problem. I researched putting down decorative stones, but decided on mulch. I guess mulch was there in years past, but I don't know for sure. Don't ask me why, but I could only find night shots of these parts of the yard. A few months back, over several weeks time, I began pulling up the border stones, and then putting down landscape fabric, and then putting the stones back with the ends of the fabric under the stones to anchor the fabric, and then mulch on the fabric. I just happened to buy two different kinds of fabric because I made several trips to Home Depot. I kept underestimating how much material I would need. One fabric was like cloth, the other more like plastic. The project didn't kill me, but I did make my neck and shoulders and hands sore from pulling up the stones. But, it was worth it to solve the weed problem, right? NOT! The two different styles of landscape fabric BOTH allow weeds to grow up through them! I'm really disappointed. I talked with the guy who works at the garden center near me. He says when he works with this stuff, he puts down two layers with the grain going different directions. I guess I'm just posting this to warn others and to rant. Here is a weed growing up through the more cloth-like fabric: Here is a weed growing up through the "fabric" which is more like plastic: I intend to get the exact name of the product and set up a howl on the HD website, and maybe contact the company. I'm not looking forward to sweeping up 35 bags worth of damn mulch, rolling over 80 or 90 heavy border rocks, putting a new layer of this crap down, rolling the stupid rocks back to pin down the fabric, and then shoveling back 35 bags worth of mulch on top of the 2 layers of fabric. But, that's exactly what I'm going to end up doing. Does anyone want to help me???? I offer all the ginger ale you can drink. Sanafrasan rickan rackin!