Country Lore: Newspaper Roll Garden Mulch

The leftover paper from the end of a newspaper roll is great for garden mulch.

newspaper rolls garden mulch

The paper left on the end of a newspaper roll like this one works very well as garden mulch. 


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I happened upon a great source for newspaper to use as garden mulch when preparing my no-dig garden beds this spring.

Our local printer offered me the ends of newspaper rolls left over from the printing process. I didn’t have to worry about colored ink because there was no ink on the paper, and rolling it across the grass was a cinch! Best of all, it was free.

Sarah Naess
Pickerington, Ohio