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Before you spread mulch in areas without a lot of perennials, spread 3-5 sheets of newspaper down and add the mulch. No weeds all summer, water gets through and it's not bad on the soil. It will decompose by next year. . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  • I think I'll try this :) - by CUTEBLONDE_ELV
  • We do this, but it is also important to use black and white newspapers, not ones with color ink too. I does work great. - by VALERIENEAL
  • I think I will try this under the cedar mulch that I get every year. Maybe I wouldn't have to use as much mulch for next year! emoticon - by GETFITTER7
  • I'm going to try this...Thanks for the tip. - by DRAGONFLY519
  • Great idea!! I will definitely try this soon. - by LOOKINGTOBEFIT
    You are so right ... also no shiny sheets that won't allow water to go through! - by LIFE_IS_SO_GOOD

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