This is my third year doing this. Thought some of you might be
interested. My yard had the topsoil stripped and sold when the house was
built 35 years ago. I lay down 6 layer thickness of newsprint (any less
and the dandelions and clover find their way through) overlapping all
joints. Then lay on at least 8 inches of (very fluffy) horse manure
compost and let it sit until next year, when I will dig only where I'm
planting and use the soil from the bottom of the hole for the top 4
inches, mixing the rest in the hole. Any weeds that sprout between (very
few from blown-in seeds) are really easy to pull out of this light,
fluffy compost. So far, no rot in my climate doing this.
BTW, this was not my idea. I read it somewhere on the internet and
decided to try it.
Anybody have a picture of Bernice's Legacy? Stalk up on it and I
bought it sight unseen.
Mary Lou, near Indianapolis, Z5