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Sunday, May 29, 2011

RECYCLED GARDEN WEED BARRIER

Today we decided to recycle all the newspapers from the month.We put them down along the area which I really didn't want anything to grow (for now).Then we went to our local brush pile where they mulch up everyones brush into a rich Free mulch....Oh ya did I say FREE!!


This is after..
A thick layer of mulch around your plants and over the entire bed will enhance the growing conditions for garden plants while reducing time spent weeding and watering.
Mulch saves water because it reduces water lost to evaporation, and it prevents the surface of the soil from drying out. The need for regular watering is greatly reduced. Mulch also blocks weeds from sprouting, and any weeds that make it through are easy to pull since their roots are in moist, loose soil. Mulch is an essential garden amendment in areas where water is scarce.
Gardeners are always on the lookout for free sources of clean organic mulch to add their garden. 
Once mulch is in place, it doesn’t need to be disturbed. Amendments like lime, compost and rock phosphate can be top-dressed. When transplanting or sowing seeds, simply part the mulch to sow seeds, then fold it back in place as seedlings take root.
The mulch you apply to your beds will gradually disappear as it breaks down and becomes incorporated into the soil. You’ll need to reapply mulch to your beds regularly, how often depending on the type of mulch used and the time of year. As the mulch gets thinner and disappears, you’ll know it all went into building new soil for the next crop.

And here's some more of the yard cause I just can't put the camera down.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for walking in the garden with me.