Mulch is one of the essentials of good landscaping. It can be used to protect trees, suppress weeds, fertilize plants and retail soil moisture. Like many traditional practices, the use of mulch has some myths attached to it.You can improve the look of your landscapes as well as the health of plants and trees by learning the facts – and discarding the myths – about mulch. For a quick and easy, one-page PDF of mulch myths by William M. Fountain, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extensive Service, click here.
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