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.

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.

This is the first edging I have ever seen that I like.  It allows the lawn mower to cut right up to the edge!

This is the first edging I have ever seen that I like. It allows the lawn mower to cut right up to the edge!

Adding pavers around a standard concrete walkway can give your entrance a little panache.

Adding pavers around a standard concrete walkway can give your entrance a little panache.

mint door + layered planters = curb appeal

Photo Gallery: Front Yards With Curb Appeal

Front yard garden with hostas Choco Nishiki and Sagae, Geranium macrorrhizum, and a Japanese maple

Front yard garden with hostas Choco Nishiki and Sagae, Geranium macrorrhizum, and a Japanese maple

Shade loving container gardening, planters for front porch, ferns, hydrangea and sweet potato vine. Gorgeous and welcoming.

Shade loving container gardening, planters for front porch, ferns, hydrangea and sweet potato vine. Gorgeous and welcoming.

add a border of pavers to the front walk to add impact -- plus other ideas to make your entrance prettier

add a border of pavers to the front walk to add impact -- plus other ideas to make your entrance prettier

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