Keeping newspaper and straw from blowing away?

sandyman720(NJ)May 31, 2011

Hi All,

Last year I laid newspaper and stray throughout my garden. I had some issues with the winds blowing it away.

Any tips to keep it down?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Wet it well by soaking before laying it down then keep it well wet until it mats down. Otherwise you have to top the paper with something heavier.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 10:13AM
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Belgianpup(Wa/Zone 7b)

In windy areas, don't fluff and separate the straw, peel it off the bale in 'flakes', and lay it down like that, butting the ends together.

Sue

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 2:18PM
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