Weeding garden beds in our subtropical summers can be overwhelming and hot! Take these easy steps (like we did in our Dauphine Community Garden) to reduce your weeding in an environmentally friendly way and increase your summer fun time!
Cut or pull grass/weeds in your garden bed; lay down overlapping layers of newspaper (at least 10 pages thick) leaving space around the plants you wish to keep; you can wet the newspaper to help keep it in place; then cover the newspaper with at least two to three inches of the mulch of your choice (but not cypress!).
Now get out there and have some fun!