organic matter - Knowledgebase Question

mantua, Ne
Question by fran1127
May 1, 2009
you told me to put down 2-3 in. of organic matter,
What is organic matter.
Thank You,Fran

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2009


Organic matter can be compost, peat moss, shredded leaves or even aged manure. Any partially decomposed plant material makes good mulch material. A 2-3 inch layer will help suppress weeds and slow water evaporation. Hope this clarifies things for you!

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