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Use Newspaper for Weed Control

Use newspaper as an inexpensive alternative to weed-blocker fabric. Place your plants in the growing location, then lay sheets of newspaper around them and cover with a thin layer of topsoil or mulch to hold the newspaper down and hide it from view. The photo shows how flowers explode when they don't have to compete with weeds!


Source: My own photo; tip from a gardening friend.

By Countessj from Anchorage, AK


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August 26, 20090 found this helpful

We've tried that several times, using up to 2 inches of newspaper and cardboard. The result? The weeds are thriving. Does anybody know how to get rid of quackgrass in the desert?

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