The Q&A Archives: organic matter

Question: you told me to put down 2-3 in. of organic matter,
What is organic matter.
Thank You,Fran

Answer: Organic matter can be compost, peat moss, shredded leaves or even aged manure. Any partially decomposed plant material makes good mulch material. A 2-3 inch layer will help suppress weeds and slow water evaporation. Hope this clarifies things for you!

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