Ever since I mentioned the idea of creating a weed barrier using newspaper and mulch, readers have been asking for the instructions. Today is the day to answer all of your questions with a simple step-by-step process that includes pictures.
Most of the plants we cherish in our gardens started out in the wild until someone decided they would look good around the house. Weeds are simply plants that grow in spots you don’t want them. Most of our landscaping plants (and the weeds) need three things to grow — soil, sunlight and water. If you can take one of these three things away … voila! No more plants. In this case, we are creating a barrier to block the weeds from getting sunlight.