Introduction: Cereal Box Weed Barrier
I hate feeding the land fill so I am always looking for ways to reuse my trash. I saved up cereal boxes and packaging for the last month to use as a weed barrier for my front flower bed. If our trash is going to go under the earth it might as well be serving a useful purpose.
Step 1: Materials
You'll need some boxes and land cleared for your garden bed. You will also need some potting soil or top soil. I used sixteen bags in the area in front of my house. I also had some sandstone rocks I found to edge the bed. A rake or shovel will come in handy at the end.
Step 2: Disassemble Boxes and Lay Them Out
I had a team of three little boys helping for me. The only problem I had was one who wanted to save his lego boxes. He is my hoarder.
Step 3: Add Your Edger
Covering the outside edge of the boxes prevents weeds from coming up all the way to the edge and holds the boxes down as well.
Step 4: Wet the Boxes
Hose off the boxes. This helps them begin decomposing and also helps them no slide around.
Step 5: Add Your Soil
I laid out the bags around the edge. One of the boys cut the bags opened and we all dumped.
Step 6: Spread the Dirt
Use a shovel or rake to spread the dirt. Here is the finished product ready for flowers.