The Q&A Archives: Mulch

Question: Can You use magazine or catalog colored pages under pine straw ? I know you can use newspaper -and I do that. Our Bermuda grass is sprouting up in my main flower bed!

Answer: Most colored inks nowadays are made from soy and are perfectly safe to use on the soil around your plants. There was a concern about colored pages in the past, as well as the paper stock but most glossy pages are made from recycled paper now and should not cause a problem in the garden.

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