|Hey garden, your slip is showing!|
A pet peeve: the use of landscape cloth as a weed barrier. Sure, it’s water-permeable, but it always seems to escape at the edges or, because it’s slippery, the mulch used to cover it slides off in the middle. It looks like the earth is coated in black plastic. Anyway, look at that weed taking root on top.
Plus, how can you amend the soil if it’s covered up? We all know we must, must, must feed the soil.
Landscape cloth is useful in landscape construction, but underground – to do things like prevent soil from infiltrating gravel used for drainage. Please, if you’re tempted to put it on top, vigorously resist.