May 1, 2009

Mulching The Cutting Garden

If you think that I'm mulch obsessed, you're probably right and if you're a regular reader of this blog, you probably understand the benefits of mulching. Let's face it, nobody likes to weed, but as every gardener knows, pesky weeds will grow in any garden, no matter what. If you’re looking for a way to spend less time pulling the weeds out, you should consider laying down a 2 to 3-inch layer of organic mulch. Spreading mulch over your flower and vegetable beds will discourage weeds from growing by depriving them of sunlight and air. Mulch has other benefits, too: you’ll spend less time watering because the mulch helps to keep the soil beneath moist and cool. And cooler soil temperature allows your plants to have healthier root growth

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A truck load of composted mulch is backed up to the cutting garden.