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Jul
07
IMPORTANCE OF MULCH IN SHRUB BEDS

Mulch is used in the landscape for many reasons, to protect roots from drying out by conserving water and providing shade, ultimately this means LESS WATERING which means LESS CHANCES FOR WEEDS TO GERMINATE. It helps prevent erosion, it protects plants from mechanical injury, and adds organic materials to the soil, not to mention it beautifies overall.

Rock is another option, it doesn't break down, although if landscape areas aren't prepped correctly, weeds are a huge issue. WEED BARRIERS ARE A MUST. This brings us to the plant feeding issue, weed barriers don't allow food to get to the source. Although there are spray fertilizers, they do not work as well or nearly as long, much more frequent applications would be necessary.

Landscape design and plant selection is crucial with either option you choose. RIGHT PLANT RIGHT PLACE!


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