Recycling newspaper in the garden
I collect my news paper through out the winter months so I will be ready for the spring and summer. As soon as it is warm enough to work outside I rake any remaining mulch away from the plants in my flower garden, cover the groudn with a thick layer of newspaper, and then cover the paper with the raked mulch and some new mulch for the season. I haven't had to weed my garden or use any weed killer.
In my vegetable garden I use newspaper to help keep down the weeds also. i again lay a thick layer down and hold it down with a little dirt.