Soil health

Asked July 10, 2017, 4:42 PM EDT

Does covering the soil with newspaper and then shredded hardwood to control weeds damage the soil?

Queen Anne's County Maryland

1 Response

No, it doesn't damage the soil. It is good. Use several layers of newspaper, but forgo the shiny, color ads.
Wetting it if the day is windy is helpful to make it stay in place until you get the mulch cover down.