How to use cardboard in your landscaping 🪴 Landscape designer explains cardboard mulch

Wondering how to use cardboard in your landscaping? Is it okay to use cardboard under mulch? When is cardboard mulch a good or bad idea? 🪴

This is the third video in a series about mulch, that I wish I had when I first started gardening. It would have saved me so much time! I hope it helps you, too.

Cardboard under mulch has some downsides. However, there may still be certain situations where it is helpful, even if not the ideal method to use.

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✨ Learn the basics of mulching in my previous video, here:

✨ Here is my video that addresses different mulch materials options:

Here are some of the places I have learned about mulch. Please share any mulch resources you love in the comments, below! I’m always learning more.

I have learned so much from Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott of Washington State University, who addresses horticultural myths, here:

Additional info on landscape fabric:

Additional info on paper based sheet mulch:

Additional info on wood chips:

“The Garden Professors blog” Facebook Group is a great please to search for answers to questions (search before you post):

Garden Professors Blog on landscape fabric mulch:

Garden Professors Blog on cardboard mulch:

Garden Professors Blog on reducing lawn:

“Carbon dioxide and oxygen exchange at the soil-atmosphere boundary as affected by various mulch materials.” Shahzad, K., Bary, A. I., Collins, D. P., Chalker-Scott, L., Abid, M., Sintim, H. Y., & Flury, M. (2019). Soil and Tillage Research, 194.

And if you’re new here, hello! 🌱 My name is Eve Hanlin, I’m a certified horticulturist and landscape designer from the Pacific Northwest corner of the USA. I’ve offered in-person landscape design services for years and now I am taking landscape design online by offering digital courses and resources for do-it-yourselfers. This is my new business: Garden Project Academy.

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Remember that everything in my videos are for informational purposes only: It is entirely up to you to decide what is best for you, and your landscape.

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