Mulching roses. - Knowledgebase Question

San Marcos, Ca
Question by sanmarcosgal
May 24, 2008
How close to my rose bushes can I put bark or mulch? Can I go right up to the plant or should I stay several inches away?

Answer from NGA
May 24, 2008


You'd be wise in keeping the mulch a few inches away from the stems of the plants. Mulch material can hold too much moisture against the bark of the main stems of shrubs and cause them to rot so it's always a good idea to keep the mulch a few inches away from shrubs and trees.

Best wishes with your garden!

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