Interesting method, Troy! You are in a no chemical area. So you are saying cover a weedy area with a sheet of newspaper and add soil on top. How much soil?
Is the newspaper thick enough to block the light--(thereby killing the weeds) and yet thin enough to allow the grass roots to penetrate into the soil, and thin enough to decompose in a few months (permitting normal grass growth)?
Would this kill any good grass along with the weeds?