Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Green Weed Suppression

I put cardboard down and covered it with mulch inside my tire garden.  Today I decided to plant three gardenia cuttings I rooted.  Well, digging a hole through the cardboard was about as much fun as I expected it to be.  But it can be done.  I think it might be easier because the cardboard was still moist from our last rain.
A friend said she was using the idea of cardboard or newspaper under mulch for weed suppression.  I hope she watered it.  I put mine down where I wasn't trying to grow anything, I just didn't want to use the lawnmower and a hoe.  I didn't put the cardboard close to plants.  What I planted today, however, will require watering occasionally.

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