Hi, I’m new =D

Hi, I’m new =D

First off, I'd like to say "hello" since I'm new. =D I've worked in a floral shop, and done landscaping, so I know a little about gardening, but sadly not a lot. Now for a question. My girlfriend's grandmother has asked me to do her garden for her (removing some weeds, basic stuff); and she has also asked me to put down some black material (Not plastic I hope) around some shrubs so that she can put rocks under the shrubs and not have to worry about weeds. Does this actually work well? She asked me and I didn't know the answer. =x Also she asked if I could lay it around annuals and have them grow through it, is that a good idea? or would they not get enough water that way.
Iris, unfurling

Iris, unfurling

Doomed tomato plants? :/

Doomed tomato plants? :/

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Guessing garden check-in

limeys and yanks in nj

limeys and yanks in nj

Keeping up with the Crocus

Keeping up with the Crocus

well hello there!

well hello there!