Can you put mulch over landscape fabric?
Herein, should you mulch with landscape fabric?
Avoid using impermeable plastic, especially if you have trees, shrubs or other plants nearby. Unfortunately, landscape fabric also makes weeding extremely difficult; you can't get a shovel down through the rock and fabric. Don't use fabric under organic mulches. It's better to let them decompose and mix into the soil.
Furthermore, can roots grow through landscape fabric? In permanent landscapes, plant roots will grow into and through the landscape fabric. At some point in the future when it is replaced (needs to be replaced every 10 years or so), you will damage the roots.
Besides, what can I put over landscape fabric?
Landscape fabric works fine on its own, but it's usually best to cover it with a decorative mulch, rock, or other ground cover. The fabric separates the cover material from the soil, keeping stone and gravel clean and slowing the inevitable breakdown of organic mulch.
Should I put plastic under mulch?
When using mulch in your landscape, there is no need for the use of artificial weed barrier such as plastic or landscape fabric. These materials do not work and are not weed barriers. They are only necessary under stone. That is to prevent the soil from mixing with the stone.