The Q&A Archives: The Best Mulch To Use

Question: What is the best type of mulch to use around shrubs and trees in the southeast region? Currently I use Cypress and my neighbors all use pine straw. Thanks...

Answer: While each mulch has pro's and con's, in the end, they all will do their jobs - suppressing weeds, moderating soil temperatures, slowing water evaporation. Cost and availability are the main considerations. Among those available, go with what you like the looks of best.

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