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Mulch Madness

Mulch Madness

Shirley Bovshow's tips for picking the right mulch to beautify your garden.

TIPS TO ADDING MULCH:


• Add a layer of landscape fabric.


• Secure the fabric with pins.


• Add 2”-3" inch layer of mulch.


• Mulch reduces weed growth, regulates soil temperatures, and conserves soil moisture levels! Depending on the mulch material, it can also improve the soil quality and deter pests!


GORILLA HAIR MULCH:


• Gorilla hair is great for fruit like strawberries.


• The fine redwood bark fibers help block sunlight and weed growth.


• The mulch lifts the strawberry off the soil and helps prevent from rotting.


• Gorilla hair is great on hillsides because it stays in place.


HAZELNUT SHELL MULCH:


• Recycled hazelnut shells are eco-friendly and have a clean aesthetic look.


• The sharp edges of the shells help keep snails and slugs away.


• The shells help block sunlight and weed growth.


REDWOOD BARK MULCH:


• Redwood bark improves the soils texture.


• As the bark decomposes, it contributes to the acidic ph of the soil which a lot of plants, like azaleas, need.


• Improves the soil texture.


RUBBER MULCH SHEET


• Rubber mulch is made from recycled rubber tires.


• Low maintenance.


• It works best for permanent, shrubs and hedges like viburnum, boxwoods, junipers...etc.


• Don’t use this mulch in your vegetable garden because the rubber fumes can affect the fruits and vegetables you consume.


Shirley Bovshow, Gardening Expert, FoodieGardener.com


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