Reader and friend Laura shared a great tip with how she’s recycled her newspapers in her landscaping!
Here is a picture of part of my yard where I used newspaper under the bark. This section was done in the fall. It turns darker than my old bark when wet. It is easy to see the “before” section on the right & the “after” section on the left. I am not planting anything the area, it is just a border, so I lay it down pretty thick. You can lay 1-ply layers on areas where you are expecting bulbs to pop up. The best thing about this technique? No weeding! Amen, sister!
Another option for using newspaper in your landscape? Use it as a non-toxic mulch for your garden! I am thinking I may personally try this with my garden this spring.
For those of you that get multiple subscriptions of the paper, can you share any other fun ideas for recycling?