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Old 07-25-2014, 01:35 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by dapjwy View Post
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.
What a wonderful way of hiding and topping off the uglies (paper or cardboard smothering technique) when you haven't money enough to purchase or any free fill for the taking. GREAT addition Dapjwy! Myself, I don't bother lifting the cardboard or papers to check on the smothering process as I know by next year.... most everything has disintegrated and the bed's ready to plant into!
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