Most of the materials you need to make a lasagna garden are readily available and free, Patricia says. While you can buy bags of mulch and peat moss to make some of your garden's layers, Patricia suggests asking neighbors or someone at your local waste management facility for their yard waste and old newspapers at no cost you. Here are some more typical materials you can use as layers in your lasagna garden. Remember, Patricia says to layer them at a ratio of one part green to four parts brown.
- Grass clippings
- Barn litter
- Coffee grounds
- Blood meal
- Newspaper (use as your first layer)
- Cardboard (use as your first layer)
- Shredded office paper
- Fall leaves
- Wood chips/twigs/shredded branches
- Peat moss
What makes lasagna gardening earth-friendly?