mulching the veggies - Knowledgebase Question

circleville, Oh
Question by O7chewy
May 29, 2007
I have seen plenty of advice about using straw for mulch, and one for black & white of the newspaper for herbicide. But could i use the newspaper then lay hay down on top? I already have the hay.

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2007


Absolutely you can layer newspaper first then top it with any organic mulch you have available. Overlap the edges so you have continuous coverage and exclude light. One thing I should mention is that hay may contain seeds where straw is relatively seedless -- you can use hay but it may import some weed seeds.

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