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Newspaper mulching - Have very few weeds. Wet the ground, put 5 to 6 layers of newspaper down (no colored pages), wet once more. Put shredded leaves on top but you can use commercial mulch. Keeps moisture in, reduces amount of mulch needed and keeps it in place and the newspaper breaks down over time and adds to the soil.

Newspaper mulching - how to kill weeds with newspaper. Don't forget to wet the newspaper prior to mulching.

Newspaper used in full sheets is a good weed blocker. Use a thickness of two to four sheets. Whether using it shredded or whole, newspaper usually needs to be topped off with another mulch to keep the wind from blowing it away.

Newspaper used in full sheets is a good weed blocker. Use a thickness of two to four sheets. Whether using it shredded or whole, newspaper usually needs to be topped off with another mulch to keep the wind from blowing it away.

It is time to start making plans for this summer. Outdoor space is always the focal point of the summer home. When you are planning to make some constructing and decorating for your garden or yard, have you considered trying those wonderful brick projects? If you look at the landscape design cases, you will find […]

DIY Ideas For Creating Cool Garden or Yard Brick Projects

Before and after tree ring. DIY Ideas For Creating Cool Garden or Yard Brick Projects

A humble plank of wood in any size   provides a terrific alternative to the string-and-spade method of edging a   lawn.

An Easy Way to Edge a Lawn

Don't you hate it when you see a simple idea and think "Why didn't I think of that!" An Easy Way to Edge a Lawn. Straight edge every time!

Simple, clear directions for how to start your own composting (whether small or large, indoor or outdoor). To read later

How to Make Your Own Compost

Simple, clear directions for how to start your own composting (whether small or large, indoor or outdoor). To read later Simple, clear directions for how to start your own composting…

How to Mulch Flower Beds - Diagram

How to Mulch Your Flower Beds

The Importance of Mulch in the Winter. Like presents from Santa Claus, mulch seems to be that mysterious gift of woodchips most people assume little Tree Elves leave in a nice layer around the base of some lucky trees.

~~15 Tips for Planting Your Favorite Bulbs    Fill your garden with beautiful bulbs that bloom in spring, summer, and fall. Use these tips to ensure success.~~

Tips for Planting Your Favorite Bulbs

15 Tips for Planting Your Favorite Bulbs Fill your garden with beautiful bulbs that bloom in spring, summer, and fall. Use these tips to ensure success. 15 Tips for Planting…

I love the easy, natural look of this- cool idea for patio side near table--- keeps nasty weeds away

For the front porch? I love the easy, natural look of this- cool idea for patio side near table--- keeps nasty weeds away

Prep Perennials for Winter Correctly

Preparing Your Garden for Winter. Advice for gardeners on protecting plants, winterizing roses, and making leaf mold -- we've even got a regional fall checklist!

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