The Q&A Archives: When to Mulch

Question: When should you add mulch to plants and shrubs and how far away from trees should you place it?

Answer: You can add mulch at any time of the year. I usually dig in last seasons' mulch and then place a new layer each spring. Try to keep the mulch material at least two inches away from the main stems of woody shrubs and the trunks of trees. Best wishes with your garden

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