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Autumn mulching will protect soil and prevent spring weed infestations

Oct 15, 2007
Discourage uninvited animal guests from making themselves too cozy.

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Much to gardeners’ delight mulching cuts down on weeding and watering

Jun 10, 2016
Materials give variety of looks and performances

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Some Garden Myths and What Research Has to Say

Feb 2014
From the myth of collapsing root balls to myth of compost tea - learn the facts about a range of tips you may have heard through the years about healthy soil, pretty mulch, and more.

By Richard Little | Article

Sheet mulching — aka lasagna composting — builds soil, saves time

Jan 2013
Sheet composting, also referred to as lasagna composting or sheet mulching, is a cold composting method used by people around the world for generations. It is an excellent way to convert grass to vegetable beds, create new perennial borders, improve soil and soil structure, and recycle organic material at home.

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Is ink bad for my vegetables?

Feb 2019
Going to start shredding various types of paper--no cardboard--and wondered if the various toners/inks would cause problems with the plants or if the plant would absorb the chemicals and I would end up eating them from the vegetables produced. Looking at onions, potatoes, peppers, cabbage and other "stuff" I decide to try. 

By Claudia Groth | Featured Question

Mulch is a key to no-till gardens

Sep 6, 2012
The crux of no-till gardening is to pile on enough mulch so that weeds don't germinate and grow up through it.

By Tiffany Woods | News Story

Publication answers mulching questions

Apr 17, 2009
New OSU publication answers mulching questions

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Wood chips for mulch?

May 2013
I have an old pile of wood chips from a pruned willow tree and I wondered if I could rototill them into my garden soil to add mulch?

By Daniel McGrath | Featured Question

Mulching around my tree, how can I get it right?

Jun 2015
I'm putting cardboard and chipped wood over much of my backyard to keep the weeds down. How much room should I leave free of cardboard around the trees (one planted only a year ago) so they get enough water (whether mine or rain)? Would it be OK/better to put the chipped wood around the trees but no cardboard? how close to the trunk should I get if I do that?

By Debra Lauer | Featured Question

Create vegetable beds with 'lasagna' mulching

Mar 20, 2009
"Lasagna" composting is an easy method to start vegetable gardens.

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