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Apply the top layer of mulch over the compost layer. The mulch mimics the newly fallen organic matter of a forest and helps suppress weeds.
Compost builds healthy soil and provides a medium for plants. Learn how to put compost on top of the cardboard layer.
Cardboard will smother your grass and act as a weed barrier while it gradually decomposes. You can either use salvaged boxes or buy rolls of "B Flute" cardboard.
Plant 5-gallon and larger plants before installing the sheet mulch layers.
Learn how to dig a trench around the edge of your lawn so that the mulch stays in your yard and doesn't spill onto the sidewalk.
Some invasive weeds are difficult to sheet mulch over and should be removed by hand. Examples include ivy, blackberry, oxalis, Bermuda Grass, and dandelion.
How much cardboard, compost and mulch will it take to cover your lawn? Learn how to measure and calculate so that you can order the right amount of materials.
Find out about everything you will need to successfully sheet mulch your lawn.
We had a great time at the Livermore Lawn Conversion Party. It was not like any other lawn party - we converted a lawn into a garden using sheet mulch, all in one day!