Newspaper/Mulch combo mainence
I have just begun working with the newspaper/mulch combo, and it is doing really well in the small portion of the garden that I have started with. I'm pleased with the results, and am looking forward to expanding on the method to gain some semblance of control in my front yard.
What I want to know is how should this type of thing be maintained. I know that the newspaper will decompose over time, and so the weeds are likely to reappear. Should I apply more mulch over what is already there in the coming year to help keep the layer thick so that the weeds have no light to sprout into? Or would it be best to rake back the mulch, reapply the newspaper, and then layer the old mulch with a bit of new mulch back on top? Whatever is most efficient and requires the least amount of effort is my choice!