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Original Message Weeds, Weeds, Weeds
The best method I have ever found is to
weed the area and then put down a thick
layer of newspaper, and then covering
with mulch. 6 or 8 sheets thick is
enough to stop any seed from sprouting
and retains moisture beautifully, is
easy to fit around established plants
or poke holes for new ones, and best of
all, it's free. Other benefits are that
it composts in place, improving the
soil and earthworms love it. Mulch over
it as you normally would (2 to 3 inches
is fine). If it is windy when you are
placing it, wet it down and mulch as
you go to hold it down.

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