The title says it all...I have a customer who does not want herbicides in her beds because she has dogs and horses. She has a 5 acre property with lots of beds (over 7,000 S.F.) She suggests I use newspaper and from what I read after googling this some people say it works for awhile if you put down several layers of newspaper. Personally I think it will be a PITA and add a lot of time to the job especially if we mulch on a windy day. Anyone ever try this and if so what is the best way to do it and how many layers? I get my mulch delivered at roughly $22 per cubic yard. Any ideas on how many minutes it will take per yard to lay newspaper and mulch over it? This job seems like a loser to me...I bid it at $43 per cubic yard two years ago doing it with herbicides but she balked at the herbicides and price. I'd hate to try it her way and lose $ because of the labor cost involved with putting down newspaper. What do you guys think?