Suppress Unwanted Plants
Not only are weeds pesky but also aggressive plants that do not benefit the goals of your landscape. A couple ways to fight back against unwanted plants is to lay down bark mulch or to use a homemade barrier.
Bark mulch looks very nice where your plants are visible and adds color and contrast to your landscape while suppressing weeds and other unwanted plants.
You can create a homemade barrier around a plant to protect it from weeds or unwanted plants by using many different materials. One of the many materials you can use is the pot that you bought the plant in. Just cut out the bottom of the pot and bury the plant and voila, you have created a barrier around your plant to protect it from other unwanted plants.