Using tiny paper shavings? Pecan shell mulch?
I have heard of using newspapers as mulch/weed blocker but what about using tiny shavings off paper? I work in a mailroom and in the daily business of opening thousands of envelopes on a machine that "shaves" a tiny edge from the bottom, I have lots left each day. The shavings are only about the size of the lead in a mechanical pencil and very short. Can I till them into my flower and vegetable gardens? And what about using cracked pecans shells as a mulch?