Do you want a weed-free garden?
It's easy. How you mulch makes such a huge difference for on-going weed maintenance.
In this 3 minute film, I show my new weed-free section of garden and contrast it with two other areas mulched differently.... The results speak for themselves even after just five weeks.
- No weeds - used compost, newspaper and mulch
- Some weeds - used compost and mulch (no newspaper)
- Weedy - used compost, but no newspaper or mulch.
|Watch my new 3 minute film about weed-free mulching: https://youtu.be/Ymtj2yU_ov4|
With the Spring warmth and rain, the weeds are growing fast and the difference is obvious.
The key is the newspaper - but not on the ground as usually described in no-dig garden instructions. I put my newspaper layer on top of the compost and cover it with mulch. I do this because the newspaper:
- stops weeds from the soil and compost layer
- keeps moisture in the compost layer (dries out more on top of paper)
- allows the soil organisms to access the compost more readily
- enables roots of plants to go deeper (you make a hold in the paper and plant into compost below)
If you'd like more information about using newspaper, please check out this post too: http://our-permaculture-life.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/can-i-use-newspaper-in-my-garden.html