Hi all, I would appreciate hearing from you all about how you deal with the ever present problem of weeds invading your garden. Specifically, how you deal with weeds in both vegetable gardens and in perennial beds. In the vegie garden, I use wood chips on the paths to keep the weeds down. I have discovered I can't use a mulch that is too thick because it becomes perfect habitat for VOLES! So I am reduced to weeding the vegie beds. Any ideas here? In my perennial/shrub beds I employed the strategy of planting thickly to give no room for weeds. Unfortunately it provides excellent cover for, you guessed it VOLES (and rabbits and chipmunks). Lately I have been using wood chips but they don't look very good. I also use used coffee grounds....they suppress the weeds pretty well. If I have an area that is heavily weedy (or filled with pachysandra), I weed wack the area, cover it with cardboard & then wood chips. But guess who loves it there? VOLES. Other ideas folks?