Sheet mulching progress

I got the bug to sheet mulch around my side door and shed.  I want to remove the stupid “deck” and put in a rain barrel and make a nicer seating area.  I would also like to get a picnic table for outdoor dining and crafting.

Here are pics of cardboard and packing paper laid out on the ground before applying mulch. I wetted the paper/cardboard down to prevent it from flying away. Potted plants, pavers, and kid’s toys work well for holding down the cardboard. I also like to have a wheelbarrow of mulch handy for throwing handfuls on the cardboard to keep it in place.

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Here are after pics of the same area after adding pavers and mulch.

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One more pic. Looks even nicer than this now because I mulched on top with pine needles, they are kinder to bare feet than the chunky recycled mulch and highlight the path.

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I bought this sign from Beyond Pesticides because I got sick of the cute little frog signs my neighbors have warning that they have poured neurotoxins on their turf lawn.

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