How to Win The Battle of the Weeds in your Garden

Your garden Alies

Your garden Alies

Your garden Alies

Just when you garden has begun to grow at a steady pace along side come the weeds. What to do? Here is a way; begin to make rows of lasagna compost between your planted rows . How? First lay down light cardboard the same width of a cereal or cookie box betwwn the rows of veggie growth. Wet down the cardboard as you water your garden to soften and add weight to the paper. lay down green material such as weeds, grass clippings and brown material such as dried leaves and twigs. Lay newspaper on top of this layer. If you do not have bear or rodent problems lay a layer of food scraps and more newspaper. Continue this layering of materials as needed to stop the growth of weeds. The light cardboard blocks the weed growth immediately so if you feel the need you can still add more light cardboard. Besides stopping weed growth the break down of the material eventually turns into soil. Lasagna composting is a great attraction for worms especially the newspaper that helps keep the materials with air flow. Worms are garden allies and are the little bulldozers in your soil that digest and mix materials. A perfect medium for plant growth
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