Weed barrier/mulching - Knowledgebase Question

Fairfield, Ca
Question by lynneaf11
August 18, 2009
Can newspaper be used as a weed barrier before adding mulch/bark? How thick should paper be applied? How thick mulch?


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Answer from NGA
August 18, 2009

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I use about 6 layers of newspaper under my mulch and it works beautifully. Or you can use a single thickness of cardboard if that's available to you. The mulch material should be 3-4 inches thick to keep weeds from sprouting.

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