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    Default Tip for Keeping Weeds out of the Garden

    Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet
    newspapers 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.


    Use multiple layers if necessary
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    Candace thank you so much for sharing this with us. Now I know exactly what I can do to help with the weeds in my flower beds. I'm in hopes of my youngest dd and I starting an herbal garden this spring. This is something that we both have wanted to do for a long time. Have a blessed day!!

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    Did that with my small vegetable garden last year, I used 6 layers of newspaper and it really did keep down the weeds.
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    Yes and I also put cardboard down the rows where we walk. It's worked well for me for many years but now we've gone to raised beds and no weeds anywhere in our garden!

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    thanks I have too little time to weed. every tip helps make it more posable to have a garden.

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    Default Re: Tip for Keeping Weeds out of the Garden

    He there is Companion Gardening and some of those so called weeds attract helpful insects or distract pests. I always let some thistle grow in my garden and the finches thank me everyyear when they eat the seeds. Goldenrod is so beautiful too. Sorry, those weedless garden with perfectly trimmed lawns give me the shivers, that look cleaner then some people's living room. at least your guys are using newspaper and not some chemical spray bottle.

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    Default Re: Tip for Keeping Weeds out of the Garden

    I can't wait to do this. I'm assuming it works for flower gardens and veggie gardens right? How long before the newspaper decomposes? Will it make it through the season?

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    Default Re: Tip for Keeping Weeds out of the Garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Katie31 View Post
    I can't wait to do this. I'm assuming it works for flower gardens and veggie gardens right? How long before the newspaper decomposes? Will it make it through the season?
    When I did this, I used newspaper and card board and covered it with mulch like leaves and grass clippings. It lasted the whole season and then could be worked into the garden soil at the end of the season as compost.

 

 
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