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Tip on using sawdust as a fertilizer or mulch.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 10
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #49 Dec 1995 pg. 6

An interview with Ruth Stout, a pioneer of permanent, year-round mulch. Tips on how to plan and plant a garden and how to mulch.
COUNTRYSIDE Mar 1978 (v.62#3) pg. 28

Mulches. Part 1. How to gather your mulch. A look at various sources for good mulch.
COUNTRYSIDE May 1979 (v.63#5) pg. 32

Mulches. Part 2. Proper timing for applying mulches.
COUNTRYSIDE Jun 1979 (v.63#6) pg. 37

The plus and minus points of using mulch, plus tips on which mulch to use.
COUNTRYSIDE Jan 1982 (v.66#1) pg. 33

Tips on using sawdust in gardens.
COUNTRYSIDE Jul 1984 (v.68#7) pg. 42

The selection and use of mulch. Includes a list of some of the more common types.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May 1985 (v.69#5) pg. 15

Preparing healthy soil by mulching, composting and cover crops.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.72#2) pg. 20

Using mulch as a way to trap dew to provide moisture for crops.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.73#3) pg. 33

Using sawdust as compost and mulch.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.77#1) pg. 20

How to mulch your garden.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #171 Mar 1976 (v.26#3) pg. 40

Carpet gardening. How to use indoor/outdoor carpeting as mulch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #198 Apr 1979 (v.29#4) pg. 90

Tip: Use scrap carpeting from city dump, instead of black plastic, to mulch a garden.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 6

Tip: Use your string-type grass trimmer to chop newspaper into mulch for the garden.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #250 Jul-Aug 1984 (v.34#6) pg. 110

Marvelous mulch. What it is and what it does. A guide to organic, rock and stone mulches, and weed barriers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #327 Apr 1992 (v.42#4) pg. 62

Results of pH tests on leaf mulch and suggestions on testing the acidity of other tree species' leaves.
FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 76

Double-duty garden paths. (1) Compost path. Areas between raised beds are excavated, filled with sawdust and newspapers and then topped with bark chips. After a year or two, the rotted material is dug out and incorporated into planting beds. (2) Perma-paths. Barrier of hardware cloth covered with ferro-cement edges pathways between raised beds, keeping the weeds out and soil in. Paths are then planted with grass that produces mulch for the garden.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 19
Added Info FINE GARDENING #6 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 4

An explanation of winter mulching of perennial gardens.
FINE GARDENING #5 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 8

Mulch, don't dig. A method for preparing a new garden bed using layers of newspapers and mulch to smother existing plants.
FINE GARDENING #10 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 26
Added Info FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 4, 12
Added Info FINE GARDENING #13 May-Jun 1990 pg. 6
Added Info FINE GARDENING #14 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 14

Tip on anchoring landscaping fabric with pins made from coat-hanger wire before applying mulch on top.
FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 8

Controlling weeds with landscape fabrics. How to install them properly and protect them with loose mulch.
FINE GARDENING #20 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 40

Tip shows how to make a temporary tunnel (protector) to cover seedlings while mulching.
FINE GARDENING #25 May-Jun 1992 pg. 10

A mulch primer. The benefits and drawbacks of mulch, some commonly available materials and advice on application.
FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 42
Added Info FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 6

Tips for mulching on a steep slope.
FINE GARDENING #34 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 6

Tip describes how to use layers of newspapers to subdue turf and weeds before creating a flower bed.
FINE GARDENING #34 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 8

Mulch, the truth about nitrogen depletion. A guide to typical carbon-to-nitrogen ratios for organic mulches and how to avoid a nitrogen deficit in the soil.
FINE GARDENING #34 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 16

Tip on mulching with a mixture of horse manure, wood shavings, and grass clippings.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 10

Tip on using newspapers and walnut leaves to produce weed-free garden paths.
FINE GARDENING #40 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 8

Tip on using acorns as mulch.
FINE GARDENING #40 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 10

The merits and methods of mulching in winter.
FINE GARDENING #52 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 77

Prairie grass recommended as a mulch.
FINE GARDENING #57 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 8

Tip notes favorite mulches for formal and informal areas.
FINE GARDENING #58 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 8

Impact of type of irrigation on depth of mulch layer noted.
FINE GARDENING #58 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 8

Tips on favorite free mulches.
FINE GARDENING #58 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 10

Tip recommends limbs lopped off a Christmas tree as an easily removable mulch for Southern perennial beds.
FINE GARDENING #59 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 8

Tip suggests using wire coat hangers to secure plastic mulch to the ground.
FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 12

Ground up Christmas trees suggested as a spread for icy walks and mulch for acid-loving plants.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 8

Rumored disadvantages of organic mulches dispelled.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 72

Mulch for a healthy garden. Advice on choosing a mulch that is both aesthetic and practical. Tips on avoiding problems that can be caused by mulch.
FINE GARDENING #69 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 40

Shredding leaves for good mulch.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1985 (v.29#6) pg. 38

Tip: Wet down straw before using it to mulch newly seeded lawn so it is easier to handle.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1988 (v.32#5) pg. 20

Why you should mulch and using pine bark mulch as a soil improver.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jul-Aug 1990 (v.34#4) pg. 48

Mulch, the great cover-up. When to mulch, types of mulch, and tips for better mulching.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1995 (v.39#3) pg. 10

The fine art of mulching. Ten tips for chemical-free weed control.
GARBAGE Sep-Oct 1993 (v.5#4) pg. 44

Turning a lawn area into a garden area without breaking your back. Using newspaper and mulch to kill and decompose the grass.
GARDEN GATE #2 Apr-May 1995 pg. 22

Mulch. A simple layer of mulch saves you work while nurturing your plants. Selecting or making mulch, when to mulch, etc.
GARDEN GATE #3 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 26

Tip suggests using newspaper beneath mulch to eliminate grass from a garden.
GARDEN GATE #6 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 28

Tip suggests recycling bed sheets as landscape fabric.
GARDEN GATE #22 Aug 1998 pg. 5

Advice on using pine cones and pine needles as mulch.
GARDEN GATE #24 Dec 1998 pg. 38

A guide to Ruth Stout's rules for permanent mulch and no-till gardening.
HARROWSMITH #29 Aug 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 76

After the fall. Soil from the treetops. How to utilize leaves as mulch, fertilizer, compost, etc.
HARROWSMITH #38 Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 63, 66

Tips on using newspaper as mulch.
HARROWSMITH #54 Apr-May 1984 (v.8#6) pg. 115

Suggestions on trouble-free mulches for vegetable and perennial beds.
HARROWSMITH #74 Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#2) pg. 111

Blankets for weed-free beds. Tips on selecting and using synthetic fabric mulches.
HOME MECHANIX #696 Apr 1986 (v.82) pg. 80

Tips for summer gardeners. (1) Watering right. (2) Mulching for weed control. (3) Controlling pests without pesticides.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#6) pg. 10

Tip shows how to bend coathangers to hold down straw mulch.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 16

Advice on using sawdust for mulching flower and vegetable gardens.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1991 (v.69#4) pg. 14

Tip explains difference between straw, hay and salt hay.
HORTICULTURE Dec 1994 (v.72#10) pg. 14

Tips on making leaf mulch.
HORTICULTURE Oct 1995 (v.73#8) pg. 19

Magnificient mulch. Five ways mulch helps the garden. Advice on what to use, what to avoid and on how to apply it selectively.
KITCHEN GARDEN #2 Apr-May 1996 pg. 58
Added Info KITCHEN GARDEN #3 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 6

Bring on the hay. Using hay as a permanent garden mulch.
KITCHEN GARDEN #10 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 58
Added Info KITCHEN GARDEN #11 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 6

Tips on collecting and using seaweed for mulch.
KITCHEN GARDEN #11 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 14

No-till gardening. How to create a system of permanently mulched beds.
KITCHEN GARDENER #19 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 44

Natural mulches for your garden. Tips on selection and use.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #10 Jul 1971 pg. 29

Using plastic sheeting as mulch. Some tips.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #11 Sep 1971 pg. 34, 37
Added Info MOTHER EARTH NEWS #14 Mar 1972 pg. 32

How to mulch your garden with newspapers.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #51 May-Jun 1978 pg. 50

A look at the benefits of using wood wastes as mulch.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #58 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 104

The magic of newspaper mulch.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 14

Tip: Dry grass clippings in cold frames prior to using in garden as mulch.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 46

Harvest fresh vegetables all year around by planting a deep mulch midwinter garden.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #73 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 67

Deep mulch and raised beds, a guide to almost labor-free gardening.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #105 May-Jun 1987 pg. 89

Tips on using scrap carpeting to control weeds in your garden.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #110 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 18

How to mulch with weeds. A report by a gardener of a half-acre plot in Pennsylvania. Insert also suggests other materials that can be used as mulch, such as tree bark, corrugated cardboard cartons, used plastic bags, packing material, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1977 (v.24#4) pg. 78

A list of twelve of the more popular mulching materials, suggestions on how they can best be used and a chart of the nutrient values of various leaves.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1978 (v.25#5) pg. 148

How to change gumbo soil into rich, crumbly earth through repeated applications of mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1978 (v.25#6) pg. 65

A description of how mulching saved a Georgia garden from the drought of 1977.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1978 (v.25#7) pg. 40

An interview with Ruth Stout, America's "queen of the mulch", at age 94.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1978 (v.25#9) pg. 80

How to make leaf mold (humus) and use deciduous leaves for mulch and compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1978 (v.25#10) pg. 32

How to mulch with stones.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1978 (v.25#11) pg. 48

A look at the values from mulching, at the best mulches for home gardens and suggestions on when to apply mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1979 (v.26#6) pg. 64

How to use leaves as mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1979 (v.26#10) pg. 34

Make the most of mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1980 (v.27#5) pg. 28

How and when to apply mulch in the North.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1980 (v.27#5) pg. 38

Gardening with year-round permanent mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1980 (v.27#8) pg. 118

How to use sawdust as garden mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1980 (v.27#10) pg. 32

Tip: How to mulch with stones.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1981 (v.28#1) pg. 18

Tips on using peat moss to get an earlier start in spring gardening.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 34

Tossing an 'instant' garden. How to utilize the 'Permaculture' gardening technique which relies on the use of mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1981 (v.28#3) pg. 75

Tip: Cover new rows of onions, carrots, radishes, etc. with a board to increase heat and retain moisture until the seeds take root.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1981 (v.28#4) pg. 16

Tip: Use chickens to clean hay and straw seeds out of mulch before placing in garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1981 (v.28#8) pg. 22

An organic scavenger. Tips on collecting and using leaves, grass clippings, manures, wood chips and spoiled hay.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1981 (v.28#10) pg. 46

Bringing in the leaves. How to use valuable leaves as compost, mulch, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1981 (v.28#10) pg. 54

Tip: Use snowfence over black plastic to form weed-free garden paths.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1981 (v.28#11) pg. 14

Tip for using grass-hay mulch without too many weed problems.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1982 (v.29#11) pg. 55

Tip: Use leftover drywall as a mulch, for walkways, and as a soil additive in your garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1983 (v.30#2) pg. 25

Tips on mulching with newspaper and grass clippings.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1983 (v.30#2) pg. 36

The absentee gardener. How heavy mulching and careful planting allowed a garden to grow unattended for 6 weeks.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1983 (v.30#2) pg. 44

Tips on selecting the correct mulch for various vegetables.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1983 (v.30#6) pg. 50

Tip: Mulch trees and shrubs with leaves and bark mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 18

Loops of coathanger wire hold down plastic sheeting around seedlings and transplants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1985 (v.32#6) pg. 19

Mulching with marine vegitation (seaweed, salt marsh grass, etc.).
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1985 (v.32#7) pg. 39

Using newspapers for mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1985 (v.32#10) pg. 44

Tip: Make pegs for anchoring black plastic mulch from plastic bottle caps and galvanized nails.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1987 (v.34#11) pg. 78

Tip: Cardboard egg cartons serve as mulch in a windy area.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1989 (v.36#5) pg. 61

Mulch made easy. An in-depth guide to materials that control weeds and conserve water.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1989 (v.36#8) pg. 38
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1989 (v.36#10) pg. 8

How to recycle nitrogen-rich grass clippings.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 74

How to clean up a garden and prepare it for the next season. Includes mulching, pruning and plant-protection techniques.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1993 (v.40#8) pg. 31

Using tree leaves as mulch, fertilizer and soil-builder.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1995 (v.42#7) pg. 43

Tip recommends using branches of old cut Christmas trees to mulch a berry patch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 55

A complete guide to organic mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1997 (v.44#6) pg. 50

Correct method for mulching around a tree.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1999 (v.46#5) pg. 21

The use of aluminum-faced mulching paper that will also repel aphids which can attack vegetables.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1975 (v.143#6) pg. 108

The lazy mans vegetable garden. Use black plastic mulch to eliminate weeds.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1978 (v.149#3) pg. 156

A look at the various types of mulch and where and how to use each kind.
SUNSET Nov 1979 (v.163#5) pg. 108

Tips on using newspaper as garden mulch.
SUNSET May 1984 (v.172#5) pg. 259

A look at the new high-tech mulches that keep weeds down.
SUNSET May 1987 (v.178#5) pg. 270

Mulch, the garden hero. Mulching will save you water and make your plants grow. Looks at 16 widely available mulches (pros, cons, cost, and advice on use).
SUNSET Aug 1988 (v.181#2) pg. 56

The art of garden recycling. Looks at composting, mulching, and shredding.
SUNSET Sep 1990 (v.185#3) pg. 120

Under cover. The basics of selecting and using mulch.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #821 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.93) pg. 66

Tips on using sawdust in a garden.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 14

Tips on mulching plants with decomposed sawdust and wood shavings.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1982 (v.47#8) pg. 18

Tips on using fall leaves in the garden as mulch and for insulation of delicate shrubs and trees.
WORKBASKET Oct 1988 (v.54#1) pg. 66