"Keep weeds under control with mulch. In perennial beds, borders or around trees and shrubs, 6
to 8 inches of mulch not only looks good but will help keep the weeds down. Bark mulch and pine
needles are the favored materials for landscape mulching.
In the flower or vegetable garden try putting down a layer of newspaper 4 to 10 sheets thick or
use Burpee's Planter's Paper Mulch and cover this with dry grass clippings, old hay, etc. By
the end of the season the paper will have rotted and you can till it in to add more organic
matter to the soil. "