Use Newspaper to keep weeds away, not a trick.
First of all, collect all your old newspapers!
Then, wet the newpapers while putting layers around the plants (overlapping as you go). Next, cover the area with mulch and forget about your weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic but they will not get through newspapers! Try it, it works!!
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