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. I also used leftover cardboard and I really think it worked wonders as far as weeds go!!

Put newspaper over the dirt pages thick & then cover it with mulch. The newspaper will prevent any grass & weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass & weed seeds that had been pres

Wet newspapers and 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.  I'm so trying it this year.... I can't stand weeds ! ! !

17 Ridiculously Useful Tips to Make Life Easier Wet newspapers and 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.

Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas --- really great ideas from lots of resources (from plants at a yard sale to construction sites and more)

Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas

Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas --- really great ideas from lots of resources (from plants at a yard sale to construction sites and more).& I love this photo! Hostas are one of my favorite plants for landscaping

no-dig flower bed - I've been using newspaper under my mulch for a couple years now, to deter weed growth! Cheap and works!

no-dig flower bed - I've been using newspaper under my mulch for a couple years now, to deter weed growth! Cheap and works! sheets of newspaper, wet and apply mulch.

150 Remarkable Projects and Ideas to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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Side Yard Makeover: Creating Curb Appeal/ Love Hostas and impatiens on the shady north side. Love the window box!

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Loving the elegant design of the green ground cover and the rocks. I'm thinking this would look great in the front yard - Tap the pin for the most adorable pawtastic fur baby apparel! You'll love the dog clothes and cat clothes!

Cute garden idea...awesome idea;)))

Cool landscape idea for front yard. Dont cry over spilt milk.very cute front yard idea!

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Plants For Landscaping Front Yard evergreens are a great way to add structure to your landscape .

The white geranium is wonderful. The blue flowers are in fact lobelia and the white trailing flower is bacopa. All do fairly well in morning sun and shade in the afternoon. by Michelle Jacoby

white geranium, blue lobelia, white bacopa but I'd use a red geranium for a patriotic display.


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