Planters Paper Black Biodegradable Mulch (4’ x 500’)

SKU: KB-70054-900
Product Weight 45.00 Pounds
Planters Paper is a great alternative to black plastic mulch. It degrades and can be left in soil after the growing season. It provides great weed protection and moisture retention. Can be tilled into soil as it contains no harmful ingredients.
Sales price $139.99

Planters Paper Black Biodegradable Mulch (4’ x 500’)




  • Crop response very similar to that of black plastic mulch
  • Completely degrades and can be tilled into soil at the end of the season
  • Excellent weed control (including nutsedge)
  • Great soil moisture retention and nutrient conservation
  • Can be used with drip irrigation
  • Requires no labor to remove the mulch at the end of the growing season
  • Contains no harmful ingredients and leaves no harmful residues in the soil
  • Strong enough for mechanical installation
  • Hugs the soil and is slightly flexible to conform to the contours of rows
  • Best secured with rocks, bricks, or pins as soil helps to degrade the film as it is buried on each side
  • Additional re-burying of the sides may be required later in the season as the film starts to degrade
  • This paper is not porous but does allow some water to seap through. 

Planters Paper is the answer to the environmental concerns and high labor requirements needed with plastic mulch. This mulch naturally degrades over the course of the growing season and can be tilled into the soil after the harvest. It contains no harmful ingredients and leaves no residues in the soil.


The paper provides excellent weed control and is similar in effect to black plastic mulch. It is strong enough to be applied with machinery and provides great moisture and nutrient retention in the soil. Planters Paper simplifies the cleanup process after harvest and requires no picking up or storage between seasons.


Installation Tips


  • Prepare soil well - It should be smooth and friable
  • Do not lay paper on dry soil - Beds should be firm
  • To prevent tearing, adjust wheels on plastic laying machine so that they do not stretch the paper
  • Reduce speed of tractor when laying paper
  • Paper should be in close contact with the soil for maximum heat transfer into the soil
  • Paper is more fragile than plastic; therefore when making holes through the paper with a bulb setter, a quick, sharp jab reduces tearing
  • Also, when the paper is in contact with a firm, flat soil surface, there is less risk of tearing at planting
  • Do not walk on the paper

Crops that are suited for Planters Paper:


  • Vegetables - Warm season and cool season transplant crops and direct seeded crops that are seeded in hills (e.g. cucumbers and squash)
  • Cut flowers
  • Use on a trial basis with any crop where black plastic mulch is used

Unit Ship Weight: 45 lbs



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