Which Mulch Should I Use? - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Maureen Yin
King Of Prussia, PA
Question by beaner9958
April 1, 2001
What is the best kind of mulch to use in flower gardens and around trees?

Answer from NGA
April 1, 2001


Many materials make satisfactory mulch. Shredded hardwood bark and pine straw are two that work well and are attractive. Organic mulches like these help feed the soil as they break down over time and are usually preferable to an inorganic material such as gravel. Sometimes the best choice is what is available locally at a reasonable price. Black plastic is not recommended as it can suffocate plant roots.

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