Weeds are one of a gardener’s biggest nemesis. You pull one out and 10 more crop up. If you’re tired of pulling weeds but you don’t want to rely on fertilizers to keep your plants, flowers and veggies weed free, check out this cool trick using items you probably already have on hand!
Don’t toss out that Sunday paper when you’re done reading. You’re going to need it. A Garden for the House provides an easy way to “smother” weeds with newspaper! This method is sometimes referred to as newspaper mulching. The technique prevents weeds from growing and seeds from sprouting.
To start, water the area you want to “newspaper mulch” well. Lay your newspaper on top of all of the weeds and in between your plants. You should leave a few inches around the side of each plant.
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