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Building a deck over existing lawn

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Building a deck over existing lawn

When building a deck over existing lawn, can I just lay landscapers fabric over my lawn and cover the fabric with 3/4 clear? Is this enough to prevent any issues in the future?
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Jan 25, 2007
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Paris
I did exactly this about 5 times now but I used roundup on the grass first. Never an issue.
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This was done on one of my older decks and I had no issues with it. Adding roundup is a good idea as well as it will add that extra bit.
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Paris
I should say I used roundup a week or so before laying the ground cover. Give it time to work.
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May still have to spray down the road but should min. the frequency for sure.
The Devil made me buy it - RFD. :twisted:
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Paris
hdom wrote: May still have to spray down the road but should min. the frequency for sure.
I put a solid 2" of 3/4 crushed clear on top then had extra gravel from another job I put another 1-2" in there. That with the deck skirting I put around it nothing grows with 4" of rock on it and zero light or water.

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