DIY Cardboard Weed Barrier – #summersurvivalguide

DIY Weed Barrier
DIY Weed Barrier
It’s time to get out in the garden and clean up the yard. Last year I did a DIY using newspapers to make a weed barrier. While it’s quick and easy I’ve found an easier way to do it = cardboard! Just like the newspaper it will break down eventually and feed the soil. It will also block the plants from growing under it.

Tools Needed

Here is everything you need:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Mulch
  • Something to cut it with – I found that the scissors took too long so I grabbed a utility knife.

cardboard weed barrier

How to do it: 

  1. Cut your cardboard to the size and shape you need it. Place it where you want it.
  2. Cut your next piece and place it down. Along chain link fences use the fence bottom to hold them in place.
  3. Cover in mulch
  4. Repeat until finished!

It’s just that easy! The benefits of this method over the newspaper weed barrier method:

  • It’s quicker
  • Need less cardboard than you would newspaper
  • No need to wet it to set it in place.
  • No worries of the squirrels digging through it and tearing it up!

The only thing that was a bit harder was cutting it around plants. Wet newspaper was a lot easier to mold and shape. But I like this method a lot better.

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