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Do you mulch your garden?

shelli563
14 years ago

I have been using the black shredded bark mulch in my perennial garden and around my landscape shrubs for years...but now I'm wondering if maybe it isn't the healthiest thing for my plants. I've read that the black dye isn't good for the soil. In general, the perennials perform well, but could be better. I also seem to get alot of earwigs. I don't compost and I know this is probably the single best thing I can do for the garden. I've read that compost can also be used as "mulch". So for next spring, I think I'll rake up as much of the bark mulch and replace with compost and see if it makes a difference.

Just wondering how many of you use mulch, what type of mulch and what are your experiences using it?

Thanks ,

Shelli

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