Sheet Mulching - Weed Control with No Chemicals
Sheet mulching is a way to keep your shrub and perennial borders almost weed-free, and is a low work, inexpensive way to convert a lawn area into vegetable or flower gardens. Here is a guide to how to do it. This guide was prepared for residents of Vashon Island, Washington, but much of the information will be useful no matter where you live. Click here to see and download the pdf file.
We also have created 3 short videos of the sheet mulching process:
Part 1 covers the preparation of the sheet mulching area and placing cardboard.
Part 2 covers tips on working with large piles of wood chips and loading wheelbarrows efficiently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX-FunfK5uY
Part 3 covers tips on spreading the wood chips, and
when you would use compost instead of wood chips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9KjrhraHlY
Alternatives to RoundUp and Other Glyphosate Products
Click here to download a high resolution pdf version of the following 6 Pest Solution Fact Sheets: Dandelions and other Broadleaf Weeds, Moss, Powdery Mildew and Other Fungal Diseases, Quackgrass, and Slugs and Snails : Fact Sheets: All