You can use newspaper for weed control, place 3/4 inch overlapping layers of newspaper around your shrubs/plants. Soak it down with water and wait for 24 hours before you place decorative mulch on top. It keeps weeds away while recycling. Save lots of $, no need to buy black gardening plastic. Don't have enough newspaper around? Ask your neighbors for their newspapers and help save the earth.
By Tracey from Thomasville, GA
Cardboard also works well as a weed control mulch. Just layer it as described above and cover with woodchips. (02/26/2007)
I think that is a great idea. Love it and will try this spring when I make a new garden. (02/26/2007)
This works exceptionally well. I have done this in the past. (03/04/2007)
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