Mushed Paper Mulch

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PHOTO: FOTOLIA/GINA SANDERS
Old newspapers: a marvelous mulch just waiting to happen! 

I save newspapers to use as mulch in my garden. I put the newspapers into an old cement mixer, add water and let them tumble until they are mush.

I then use the mushed mulch around my peach trees to keep grass down and to retain moisture in the root zone.

This technique also works well around my tomato plants.

Paul Spears
Bossier City, Louisiana

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