Mulch - Knowledgebase Question

Bonita Springs, Fl
Question by sewmaurisa
February 7, 2009
I live in a community where the outside lawn and shrubs are cared for. Red mulch is put down 2x yr. I just planted some annuals and mulch was deliberately not placed around them.When I questioned it was told mulch would kill the plants.A few weeks later they did die but I don't know if that was the cause or the cold temps at night. I live in Bonita Springs,FL. Thanks.

Answer from NGA
February 7, 2009


Red mulch won't kill plants, unless it is placed too close to allow air circulation and too thick to allow water penetration to the roots. I think your annuals were probably victims of the cold temperatures, not the lack of mulch material. Better luck with your next crop of annuals!

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