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Grow your own – February 2014 – mulch

Why use  in your garden? Seems like a simple question, but there’s more to it than just making your yard more esthetically pleasing. It’s a smart gardening practice for a lot of reasons. First and foremost, mulch retains moisture, reducing the need to water plants. The  recommends a two to three-inch layer of mulch, stopping an inch or two away from base of the plant. For trees, don’t mulch within 12 inches of the trunk, and don’t mulch citrus trees at all. Mulch thicker than the recommended depth may reduce airflow and cause the retention of too much moisture. “Volcano …

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