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Every year I use newspaper orEvery year I use newspaper or cardboard and compost/mulch from the municipal mulch pile along with my grass clippings. I love having almost no weeds to contend with and as a bonus it helps build the soil. I have started new gardens where a lawn used to be, using this method in the fall. By spring all it needs is a light digging or tilling, if you wish, and you have beautiful soil for your garden plants. My local soil is sandy with some clay and I have never had a plow or tiller on my garden spot, the tilth is excellent. It couldn't get any easier than this.

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