Mulch - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6A)
Question by acapolka
June 1, 2007
How do I lay mulch? What materials will I need?


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Answer from NGA
June 1, 2007

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Mulch is simply a 2-3" layer of organic material. Mulch helps slow evaporation, moderates soil temperatures and supresses weed. Organic mulch materials can be compost, aged-manure, shredded leaves, straw, peat - almost anything. I use compost and I simply spread it out over bare soil, right up the the bases of my plants.

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