In the veggie garden. I plant in wide rows with walkways between. The first year I mulched some rows with cardboard/newspaper with straw on top and left others bare dirt. This year I used just straw in one section and let the other areas grow grass. Then I'd go through with a weed whacker to trim pathways.
Well, even that is too difficult. I have a hard time sourcing enough mulch to cover ALL my pathways. And I'm too lazy to keep up with trimming. I'm in year two of gardening in a VERY overgrown lawn/field. Each spring I rake out as many roots as possible but I'm still dealing with that crazy grass that grows everywhere.
So, what's your take on the blank fabric weed barriers? I went to a garden centre that had them all over the place and fell in love. They didn't have anything planted though, everything was in pots.
Ideally I would cover paths with the fabric, stake it down and leave it as is. Will it last? Will it leach out all kinds of toxins into my garden?