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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.

Newspaper Weed Blocker. Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. 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. landscape

Newspaper Weed Blocker. Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. 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. landscape

Building a Raised Garden Bed - This area in the picture looks a LOT like how my side yard is shaped. Narrow and long. This oculd be a good way to build raised beds in the future.

Building a Raised Garden Bed - This area in the picture looks a LOT like how my side yard is shaped. Narrow and long. This oculd be a good way to build raised beds in the future.

RECYCLE BOTTLES green house roof tiles (or sides, or windows) from liter or two liter bottles.. Upcycle, DIY. Picture inspiration only, link in Spanish.

RECYCLE BOTTLES green house roof tiles (or sides, or windows) from liter or two liter bottles.. Upcycle, DIY. Picture inspiration only, link in Spanish.

how to make cement stones - this is great - would look cute to do a custom garden path with a favorite quote

how to make cement stones - this is great - would look cute to do a custom garden path with a favorite quote

DIY Flower Bed...definitely need to do this in the front yard :) Exactly the layout I was looking for.

DIY Flower Bed...definitely need to do this in the front yard :) Exactly the layout I was looking for.

building a perfect raised bed @Shari Brown Brown Brown Brown Burkey @Amber Sweaza Would be great for gardening!

building a perfect raised bed @Shari Brown Brown Brown Brown Burkey @Amber Sweaza Would be great for gardening!

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