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Re: RE: newspaper and - or straw

It takes a really thick layer to kill that &%$#!! Bermudagrass.  I swear that stuff would grow through concrete!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Donna
Sent: 4/12/2004 9:04:36 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] newspaper and - or straw

> 3-4 inches-- what type of grass are you killing off? I use 2-3 sheets
> and as long as they are overlapped, seems to work here.
> DH got this roll of brown paper from work... works great since it is
> much wider and longer. Only need one layer of that stuff. Don't know
> what it is called since they were disposing of it and no longer use it.
> Donna
> > 
> > I use a lot of newspapers but I am fighting grass.  I usually put
> about 2-
> > 3
> > inches tall of wet newspapers with 3-4 inches of grass clippings on
> top.
> > I
> > just mow off the grass underneath so that it is as short as I can get
> it.
> > I
> > think it all breaks down into great compost.  I have been told the
> > newspapers break down into carbon and the worms are drawn to that.
> They
> > do
> > all the work for us!
> > Yeah!  I love it when someone else does the dirty work!
> > Tricia
> > zone 6b
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