mulching - Knowledgebase Question

Rosendale, Wi
Question by lindakc2
August 2, 2010
Why is it when mulching you should not mulch around stem?


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Answer from NGA
August 2, 2010

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If the mulch is placed too close to the stem of a plant it can hold moisture against the stem and cause it to rot. Keep the mulch about one inch away from the stems of your plants to ensure good air circulation and to keep the stems from rotting.

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