Some prior attempts:
- Just walking all over it (TOTAL fail)
- mulch (partial fail)
- newspaper and mulch (pretty good, but weeds grew back)
- landscaping fabric (worked, but only did a small portion)
At any rate, I am actively seeking advice from y'all. What do you do/have you done that works? Or doesn't work (so that I don't waste my time)? If you have suggestions for my herb garden, that would be nice, too. There, I'm actually thinking about doing two layers of cardboard, landscape fabric over that, then pea gravel (I tried one layer of cardboard and mulch, and the *@$#^$ star of bethlehem grew STRAIGHT THROUGH IT).