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Mulch and to use both properly?

rouge21_gw (CDN Z5b/6a)
4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

We are avid "composters" and so as the compost matures it gets distributed in the garden throughout the season. (But of course there is never enough :)).
Each year I feel I am a bit overwhelmed with the weeding and depending on the weather, the watering. And so it has always been in the back of my mind to apply a commercial mulch to several inches thick throughout the garden to suppress weed growth and help in water retention.Specifically, after lots of looking, I am considering bringing in this particular MULCH for this Fall i.e. shredded pine.But looking ahead to next year I just wonder how one applies fresh compost when there is a thick layer of mulch on top. Do you simply spread the compost.....on top of the mulch? But if one does that then I would think that it wouldn't be long till weeds took hold in the compost 'dirt' as it is on top of the mulch.Help me understand the use of compost and mulch in a perennial garden.

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