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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.

Wish I would have know this trick over 4 years ago. It would have saved countless hours of taking sod out & would have produced healthy soil also! Put cardboard & compost over grass in fall & by spring... you have healthy beds to plant in!

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no-dig flower bed - I've been using newspaper under my mulch for a couple years now, to deter weed growth! Cheap and works!

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Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall

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Remember for Spring ~ Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray your lawn for a lusher, greener lawn. Epsom salt is loaded with magnesium!

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.

Baking Soda Weed Killer...like this post. Try along edges of flower beds!!! *I edged in the front yard with the weed eater, then sprinkled Baking Soda along the edges. Did this 2 weeks ago and so far nothing has grown back ~ the edges still look nice and neat :)

"Poison Ivy Killer: Prevent problems with poison ivy growing in your yard by adding 3 pounds of salt to a gallon of soapy water, and spraying the mixture on the leaves and stems of the poison ivy plants." ( WE LEARNED THAT LESSON LAST YEAR!)


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Easy, non-toxic way to kill grass without back breaking labor. I need to remember this for later!

20-Year Weed Shield, will have to try this next time.

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