I must thank Barbara Kingsolver for this tip.
In Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver writes about mulching her garden with shredded newspaper. I’ve been following her advice for two years, and my garden is doing great! I get to reuse newspaper, conserve water, have healthy plants, and save money. Avoid using ads because they don’t biodegrade easily. When you’re done gardening, just till under the newspaper.
Save money & water! Mulch your garden with shredded newspaper!