Sheet mulching

The Ecological Landscaping Association’s Tricia Diggins offers step-by-step instructions and photos for one form of site preparation:

Sheet mulching is a method using several layers of mulching materials to improve soil and plant health and to kill or suppress unwanted plants. Our goal is to foster a healthy soil food web by making conditions favorable to increased biological activity in the soil while suppressing weeds so that mulching does not become more maintenance intensive than mowing grass.

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