Sheet Mulching

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Video Transcript
So what if you want to get rid of part of your lawn or prevent it from encroaching on a garden area? Put away the dangerous herbicides and get out the newspaper. Sheet mulching is a great way to get rid of weeds and feed the soil at the same time you'll need either newspaper or cardboard or any kind of paper except for glossy paper some mulch and water. In the fall before the rains come clip or mow the grasses that you don't want as low as possible to the ground wet the ground down and you can apply a little layer of compost if you'd like. Put down the papers completely covering the area make sure that there's some overlap then you want to water it down and then add about four to six inches of organic mulch. So water the mulch and the winter rain will keep this nice and moist so that it decomposes by the springtime.

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Categories: Edible Landscaping, Organic Gardening 101


Carolyn Rosenthal Says:
Aug 25th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I have ferns which I want to get rid of growing underneath a rhododendren, and I’m wondering if this technique (sheet mulching) would do the job.

Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Aug 30th, 2011 at 11:49 am

Carolyn, It should work. Cut down the ferns and leave them in place, then follow the sheet mulching steps. Leave a 6 inch area around the base of the rhododendron free from sheet mulching. As you know, rhododendrons are shallow-rooted, so be sure to water the plant well before you sheet mulch, then soak the sheet mulch, and continue to water it as you would the rhododendron. Sheet mulching will work by depriving the ferns of light, not water.

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