Back when I knew something about the issue, it was generally
accepted that you need only worry about colored inks on newsprint, since the
black ink is, as best as I can recall, a soy-based product. The real
danger of using newspaper, however, is the threat of finding the pages
distributed across the county by our friend the wind. Here in New England,
our handy supply of rocks helps with that problem, but I doubt Blacksburg, VA is
so well endowed. Also, remember that decaying newsprint will tie up
nitrogen, so plan to add a nitrogen source.
Can anybody tell me about
the possible dangers of using newspapers as a way to kill grass where one
want's to make a flower/garden bed? My girlfriend is trying to do some
resarch on the subject for a professor at VA. Tech. I was hoping that
this would be a good place to ask.
Thanks to any who reply,