Gardening Tip: Using newspaper as a weed barrier is a great low-cost option for gardeners! When using newspaper to prevent weeds, remember to lay the paper once it is damp, use several layers, and cover with mulch or soil to keep the paper in place. | GardenersEdge.com
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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.
Clean ups and mulching will start soon. One of the best ways to make your landscaping pop is by annual landscape mulch applications. Applying landscape mulch annually offers many benefits including weed control, moisture retention, and of course, visual appeal. With many varieties and colors to select from, Greenscapes can install the mulch that is right for you. Landscape Mulch - Greenscapes M…