Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers. Must try... Gardens Ideas, Newspaper Gardens, Make Life Easier, Gardens Plastic, Using Tips, Useful Tips, Plastic Covers Gardens, Plants Overlapping, Wet Newspaper
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Newspaper weeds away! Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet the newspapers and put them in layers around the plants overlapping as you go. Cover the newspapers with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.garden season yet?)
Did this in the decorative bed covering my septic tank!! So far so good!! Use newspaper beneath mulch to keep the weeds out in your garden.
Instead of purchasing expensive landscape cloth, herbicides or spending hours on your knees pulling weeds, good old fashion newspaper is a great substitute to control unsightly weeds. Use several sheets of newspaper as you would landscape cloth. Wet the newspaper , then cover with mulch. It allows moisture into the soil and blocks most weeds for at least 3 years. Eventually the newspaper composts into the soil.
very interesting... @danica henry living off your backyard - for a family of 4 requires 2 acres
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HOW TO USE NEWSPAPER TO BLOCK WEEDS. 1)Spread layer of newspapers in flower bed. Make the layer three-four sheets thick, & slightly overlap them. Place some soil on the corners to hold paper down. 2) Wet the newspaper that you have spread in flower bed. You can do this with a hose, watering can or a bucket. This will help keep newspapers in place. 3) Mulch flower bed. This will hold newspapers in place & will help kill and control weeds.