Mulch -- Magazines

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AVOID using magazines which rely on the use of many colored photos or heavy colored printing, as well as thick glossy paper. Chemicals and heavy metals such as lead and cadmium used in the colored printing process can leach into the soil and may cause toxic problems with plants or their uptake.

Black and white newspaper-type or newsprint-type magazines can be used. However, there are few and far-between types of these periodicals. Most are the types which should not be used.


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