Come mid-June, my garden is growing on pace. So are the weeds. To conserve water and prevent the weeds from choking out the desired plants, I use newspapers and mulch to protect the plants. This solution is attractive and environmentally sound. It’s also a lot of work, so I take care of the project in a few days. Now that I am responsible for the care and feeding of a 16 year old, there is a ready labor supply for getting the bags of mulch from the car to the garden.
From there, it’s all on me. The garden was plenty overgrown so I start with weed removal. That was Saturday's first task.
Then I laid out newspapers and began to lay down the newspapers and the mulch. The transition from overgrown to ordered is lovely to behold.
I love the work and enjoy the outcome. I’ll be finished later this week so there will be more pictures.