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Old 07-23-2014, 01:24 PM   #16
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Location: Pennsylvania

I have huge areas that I am smothering or planning to smother. I, too, can't afford to buy mulch for that expanse. Last fall, I collected bagged leaves in the brown paper lawn bags that people in a city suburb leave at curbside. I did ask permission, but I think you could just take them.

That is what I used last year to smother some areas. I've read (here on WG, I think) that areas should be smothered for a full year. I know you (disuhan) want to plant this fall, but free leaves might be a way to go if you are willing to wait.

I'm just a bit concerned about bringing clean fill onto your property.

I went to a local appliance store for huge pieces of cardboard...I actually need to get back there.
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