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alternative to cardboard to surprise weeds please



  • All noted I recycle it but there tape staples glue all sorts of ink on it 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,638
    Don't be fixated with removing staples and ink and glue. Get rid of all the tape though, I'll be there forever.
    As has been said, use cardboard and grass cuttings to make your own compost/mulch.
    There's plenty of stuff on you tube to help you along. Some weird and wonderful, but some very useful stuff.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 23,563
    The ink is fine these days, not like newspaper print of old.  Remove the tape and staples as they won't rot down then wet and tear the cardboard to add to your compost heap. 

    When you do mulch with chipped bark or whatever, make sure it's after a good heavy downpour or three.  Never mulch dry soil as you're just locking in dryness.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Fantastic tips all from far afield as France this forum has such power thank you !
  • Logan4Logan4 West MidlandsPosts: 2,329
    You need to hoe it often, that helps with the weeds. With long root weeds have to dig them out and make sure that they don't go to seed. :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,520
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 7,338
    Who knows @Fairygirl?  
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,969
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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