Newspapers make good garden mulch

Recycle your old newspapers right in your yard. They make a great mulch (covered with a thin layer of chips or other material for appearance's sake). In the vegetable garden, you can just weigh them down with rocks. When you pile them thick enough, newspaper pages can also be used to kill the grass in a spot you want to plant on. And don't worry about the colored  newsprint -- there's no problem there. Just be sure to wet the soil well before laying the newspapers down and then wet the paper after it's in place, so it will allow rainfall through.

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