Mulch

Mulch is a secret weapon in the garden, with incredible benefits that will improve your soil exponentially. Learn how to properly mulch your plants here.

A tidy garden with grass and various drought-resistant plants uses light-colored rocks as mulch.

Mulch

Do Rocks Make Good Mulch?

Rocks are often used as mulch in gardens, but are they the best choice? Master Naturalist Sarah Jay takes a deep dive into the topic, outlining the types of rocks you can garden with and how to use them.

Close-up of growing garlic plants in a bed with pine needle mulch. Garlic plant consists of long, lance-shaped leaves that emerge from a central stem, forming a clump. The mulch consists of long, slender needles that form a loose and airy layer when spread over soil. The color of pine needle mulch varies from light green to golden brown.

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Do Pine Needles Make Good Mulch?

With all sorts of materials available to use as mulch, it can be difficult to determine what type of much to use. Briana Yablonski will cover the drawbacks and benefits of using pine needles as mulch.

A close-up of xeriscaping exhibits lavender and blue fescue flowers. The slender leaves of fescues add texture. Planted along the sidewalk, basking in sunlight, they create a vibrant, water-efficient landscape.

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6 Mulch Options for Xeriscape Gardens

Planning a xeriscape garden but not sure what kind of mulch to use? Want to know more about the xeriscape philosophy and how to conserve soil moisture with mulch? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros touches on xeriscape principles and offers seven mulch options for a water-conscious garden.

plastic mulch pros and cons

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18 Pros and Cons of Using Plastic Mulch in the Garden

Plastic mulch can dramatically reduce weeds and improve yields through soil warming and moisture regulation. However, it has a dark side for the environment and soil health. In this article, former organic farmer Logan Hailey explores the science, safety, and practicality of using this product in your garden.

Bed with mulch and green lawn

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15 Different Types of Garden Mulches & Where to Use Them

Are you looking for the perfect mulch to use in your garden this season? There are many different types of mulch you can use depending on your gardening goals. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares some of her favorite types of mulches and where each type can be put to best use.

Mulch around trees

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How to Mulch Around Trees

We're often told to mulch around trees, but there are definitely right ways and wrong ways to do it. Kaleigh Brillon explores the options.