Cardboard Connection FAQ

Here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions about using cardboard for sheeting mulching.

  • What kind of cardboard do I need?
    Any kind can be used, but corrugated cardboard is best. The thicker it is, the longer it will take to decompose. Remove all tape and staples.
  • How much cardboard do I need?
    Get enough to cover your entire sheet-mulching project area with at least one layer of cardboard, extending 4-6” beyond the edge of the grass on all sides. Get enough to allow separate pieces of cardboard to overlap by 4-6”, and to thoroughly cover all gaps. Two layers are more effective than one.
  • How do I sheet mulch?
    Sheet mulching is a slow, easy, and fun way to remove grass so you can start gardening! This lawn removal brochure explains the process.
  • How do I edit or remove my Cardboard Connection listing?
    When your cardboard needs have been met or you cardboard has been all taken away, or if you want to edit the content of your post, you can email Alex at to edit or remove the post.

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