Being the easiest Survival Mode level, it is open to a wide variety of strategies.
The big action takes quite a while to develop. By this time, the player will have filled out most of the lawn with plants and started planting upgrade plants if they chose them at the end of the wave.
Newspaper Zombie should not be that big of a threat. Using almost any offensive plant will defeat him in earlier stages, but sooner or later the player will have a good enough defense to plow down Newspaper Zombies.
As with any Survival level, a good defense is the key to finishing the level. Pumpkins and Tall-nuts are not necessary at this point, as a simple Wall-nut does the trick. However, the player may choose to use Tall-nut to block Pole Vaulting Zombie.