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Learn how to smother your lawn
Aside from easier bed creation, smothering’s major benefit is in using, not hauling away, the organic materials in the lawn. Your smothered lawn, the newspapers, and the wood chips will all eventually meld together (thanks to worms and other decomposers) into a nutrient-rich topsoil much deeper than the one you’d have started with after digging up the sod.