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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 10 months ago

Have you heard of putting newspaper under mulch?

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  • 10 months ago

    Yes. It’s to stop weeds from sprouting then the newspaper decomposes.

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  • 10 months ago

    works great and you never have to worry about removing it.

    We did that when we started a new flower bed. Thick layer of wet newspaper, planted the flowers in spots where we removed enough paper for the plant and topped it all with a thick layer of mulch.

    the plants grew well, the newpaper killed off the weeds and the mulch did its job as well. by the next season our perennials had taken hold very well and all we have to do now is pull a stray weed or 2 and add mulch as needed.

    EDIT: forgot to add, don't use those slick colorful ads because that doesn't work as well and I have heard that the ink on those papers is different than the news print.

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  • 10 months ago

    It's often done. Thick newspaper suppresses weeds but eventually rots down into the soil.

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  • Steven
    Lv 4
    10 months ago

    Yes, we have heard about it and it helps to prevent from weed.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    For a dumb idea, I have heard of it. If newspaper stops weeds from growing through it, then it is going to stop lawn grass roots from reaching the dirt to feed on and grow.

    . Logical, right?

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    • ckngbbbls
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      why would you put newspaper on the lawn??
      You don't put mulch on lawns either.
      the newspaper is great for establishing new flower beds or even between plants in a vegetable garden.

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  • james
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Yes. It is acidy. But a good fiber for the ground once it breaks down. It will block some weeds. Helps hold ground moisture in.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Yes it's a cheap and biodegradable weed barrier.

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  • 10 months ago

    Its supposed to block weeds, but in reality the weeds just grow on top of it.

    • ckngbbbls
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      eventually yes but thats why you also put mulch on top.

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  • Speed
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Yes. It's supposed to kill weeds by depriving them of light completely for long enough before it starts to break down into organic components which are safe to leave where they are.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Nope.................................

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