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Keeping newspaper and straw from blowing away?

Posted by sandyman720 NJ (My Page) on
Tue, May 31, 11 at 10:01

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?


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RE: Keeping newspaper and straw from blowing away?

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.


RE: Keeping newspaper and straw from blowing away?

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.


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