Asked on May 8, 2017

Is it true you can use newspaper around plants to avoid weeds?

Mda17458797Conchita BowmanNbo6364787


i have been told you can use newspaper around your plants to avoid weeds.
Seems weird to me.
7 answers
  • Iris
    on May 8, 2017

    I use it instead of that landscape cloth , which I hate. It helps some .

  • Mom6329519
    on May 8, 2017

    I found the weeds still came thru but were easier to pull out than with landscape cloth which the weeds also grew thru.
  • Nancy Gramm
    on May 8, 2017

    It works! Newspaper composts so you'll need to renew it, but it does work.
  • Robin
    on May 8, 2017

    Yes, but if you really want to keep weeds out use card board boxes and mulch on top.
  • Nbo6364787
    on May 8, 2017

    I agree with the cardboard box Robin. It's worked great for me. I also cover my gardens through the winter with cardboard and black plastic. It helps things warm up more quickly in the spring. (-30 to -60 C) I've noticed I seem to be weeding less in the summer.
  • Conchita Bowman
    on May 8, 2017

    We use 2 or 3 layers works great and we use rocks or dirt clods to hold it in place.
  • Mda17458797
    on May 9, 2017

    Thank you so much for all the responses❣️
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