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Old 04-06-2009, 08:43 PM
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I disagree, the newspaper does decompose over time, and costs you nothing to buy.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:46 PM
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If it is wood mulch, I don't put anything, Fabric keeps the composted mulch from mixing with the soil, and on even slightest slopes the mulch slides off easily.
Under Stone or gravel I use filter fabric to keep the stone separate from the soil.

Just my opinion but, I don't like the newspaper, cardboard idea. Because I feel it would hinder the flow of and trap too much water and nutrients at the surface, and not deep into the root zone.

Just a 3" layer of mulch, and then either pre-M...pull by hand...or spot treat.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:58 PM
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:31 PM
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Or in my case: Let others use the weed mat and then I come in and get paid to rip it out after it does more harm than good.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:23 PM
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Or in my case: Let others use the weed mat and then I come in and get paid to rip it out after it does more harm than good.
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