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Ontario Canada
Oct 18, 2017 11:28 AM CST
I used black mulch in my garden beds this summer. I found it really kept the weeds down. Do I leave it on all winter? I live in ontario canada.
Name: Honey
9a (Zone 9a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Oct 18, 2017 12:40 PM CST
I live in southeast Texas and we are big mulch users down here. I have black mulch in my flower beds and around the shrubs all year every year. I keep it away from the base of the house though because it will attract ants and termites. There may be special considerations for your area that I am unaware of.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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Oct 18, 2017 5:30 PM CST
Organic Mulch of any kind can stay, then you can top it with more as it decays and gets thin.
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