Garden Mulching Options

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by Fred Roundstone
(Angmering, West Sussex, UK)

Mulch has become a very popular method of landscaping. It is something that can be put either next to the house, a long the foundation, or around trees and shrubs.

It is popular because it is something that is easy to use to cover up areas in which grass does not grow, or other areas that you would like no one to see.

Because grass doesn’t grow very well under low hanging trees and shrubs, many people use mulch in these places to encourage growth as well as to landscape.

You can also use mulch on top of your grass for a period of time, because it will encourage grass to grow and will also help fertilize your lawn. You might want to leave it on for a few weeks, so that the nutrients can seep into the soil, before your remove it. After you remove the mulch, your grass should grow much better and should be much healthier.

It is easy to apply and also easy to remove. You can put it on by scooping it onto your yard with a shovel, and it can be just as easily removed with a shovel and rake. You should start to see results right away.

You can also use mulch in your garden. You can put it around the base of your plants, and it will help to provide the soil with the nutrients that are needed. You might also be able to get bigger and healthier plants by using mulch around their bases.

Mulch is made up of compost materials, so that is where the nutrients come from in the mulch. You can get mulch in many different colors and sizes, so you can find some that will fit your landscaping needs. It is both decorative and useful in your yard.

If you have questions as to which kind of mulch will work best with your particular landscaping needs and in your yard you should check with your local garden supply center. They will know all of the different variables for your area, and will be able to help you decide which mulch is best for you.

Mulch is also easy to make on your own. You can get a wood chipperand use your dead branches, bits of leaves and grass, and other materials to create a mulch that you can use in your flowerbeds, in your garden, or in other places that you need mulch.

Updated: November 27, 2013 — 1:47 am

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