Timothy Markus wrote:Leaf mulch is good to use. Straw doesn't have any seeds; it's the stalks of cereal crops. It can have herbicide residue, depending on the crop, which can cause major problems with your garden. I've used straw as mulch without any issues and have grown straw bale gardens with no issues.
You can also use wood chips or cardboard (I prefer to take all the tape and stickers off). I've found mulching to be very helpful and it was a game-changer for watering for me also.
Jennifer Lowery wrote: I just used a weed whacker on a bunch of fall leaves in wheel barrow.