Dallas Homeowners: Use Newspapers To Kill Garden Weeds
Earth Day is April 22, a day to raise awareness, and celebrate the Earth’s natural environment. It’s also a great day for Dallas homeowners to do something good for planet Earth.
Dallas homeowners can help the environment in a variety of ways, including reducing your net electricity usage, conserving water, and by planting trees. Reduction of the use of chemicals and pesticides in your home’s garden or yard by Dallas homeowners can also help save the environment.
A handy trick is to replace chemical-heavy pesticides used for weed killing with your local newspaper. Newspapers are effective in killing weeds, preventing new weeds from growing, and protecting the Earth from contaminants.
Basically using a wet newspaper “carpet” blocks both sunlight and oxygen from reaching the soil, starving weeds that have already grown, and those that have yet to break soil.
Simply follow the steps below:
1.Confirm that your newspaper uses soy-based ink — most local dailies do.
2.Stack a dozen pieces of newsprint and thoroughly wet it
3.Place the wet pages on the area affected by weeds
4.Cover the wet pages with a thin layer of mulch
Over several weeks, the covered weeds will decompose into the soil, providing nourishment to other plants and vegetation. If the initial newsprint stack fails repeat the above steps, doubling up on the number of news pages and mulch.
Make sure that your newspaper is the “standard” newspaper. Avoid glossy circulars and coupon pages which use different paper and less Earth-friendly ink.
Dallas homeowners, if you are thinking about putting your house on the market contact Israel R. Varela at 214-677-7668 or fill out the form below!