Friday, 23 June 2017
Starting holiday projects
I've been weeding and mulching the garden. I use cardboard and newspaper for mulch. I've been told it's ugly and why do that, but it's very effective. By the end of the season, it's starting to break down and it easily works into the garden in the springtime when we till. I really like how it blocks the weeds so effectively and it's really inexpensive. I tried using old straw one year, which really worked well, except a) it costs a lot more than the paper/cardboard which is usually free and b) there were so many seeds in it, that my mulch looked like a wheat field. It kept the other weeds at bay, but I had to weed out the wheat!