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How to Use Shredded Paper as Mulch Around Trees and Shrubs

By: Tricia Craven Worley

Shredded paper from a paper shredder can be recycled and used to make great mulch around trees and shrubs as well as in your garden. Shredded paper also provides warmth, protection, and nutrients for the plant’s roots.

Avoid using glossy or colored shredded paper, since it won’t break down readily and may contain materials that aren’t good for the soil. After spreading out the shredded paper, cover it with compost or other mulch to keep the paper from blowing away.

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  • Sue Says:
    June 28th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Could a person use shredded newspaper to cover strawberry beds in the winter, instead of straw????

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