The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.
If you are a fan of a hard boiled eggs like me, then pay attention to this quick tip. The next time you boil a dozen eggs, save the water and pour the cooled on your garden and plants. The water becomes enriched with calcium when the eggs are cooked. Plants love the extra boost.
Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve and prevent soil loss. Eureka!