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Re: Managing Weeds with a Light Touch (Part 2 of 2)

Why recommend tarpaper when paper works just as well? Most tar paper is treated with coal-tar derivatives which induce acute to chronic disease in animals. Many gardeners today wish to avoid toxic substances to their gardens and there is no information in this article about the toxicity issue.

Alternative: Water the ground well, place down 8-12 layers of newspaper watering well with each addition. Water when you are done. (Today's newspaper inks are soy based, so this is an organic weed barrier.) Then place down the mulch/gravel of your choice when you are done.