Mulching

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birch tree in mounded mulch
Mulching Mistakes to Avoid

Protect your plants from accidental damage.

Grass clippings ready to be mulched
Green Ideas for Mulch Alternatives

Who doesn't want a green garden?

make and apply leaf mulching
Leaf Mulching: How To Make And Apply

When the trees are shedding their leaves use the leaves for making and spreading leaf mulch.

How to Mulch a Flowerbed
How to Mulch a Flower Bed

Feed and protect your flowerbeds with the right mulch.

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How to Mulch Your Garden for Winter

As you find yourself needing to put on a coat, remember that your plants might be chilly too.

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A Guide to Colored Mulch and How to Dye Your Mulch

It can add a splash of color, but use it in the right place.

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Pros and Cons of Using Red Mulch

Red mulch is still relatively rare, although it's becoming more common.

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How to Use Stone as Mulch for Your Garden

Bringing rock into the garden offers many benefits.

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Preventing Cats from Using Mulch as a Litter Box

Sometimes our cats prefer to use mulch, flower beds, gardens and other parts of our outdoor landscaping.

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How to Use Paper Mulch

Keep in moisture and add nutrients with this available item.

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Mixing Mulch Types For Better Results

Mixing different mulch types is an effective method for growing a healthy garden.

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Why Mulching Is A Bad Idea For Your Irises

Mulching is usually a great organic method of weed control, but it can be devastating to your iris plants.

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Cucumber Mulching Tips

Mulching vegetables like cucumbers is a common practice.

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Tips for Maintaining Rubber Mulch

Rubber mulch is gaining popularity among homeowners and landscapers.

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Mulching a Gardenia

The gardenia is a popular plant which is used in many gardens, and is known for its beautiful flowers.

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Fertilizing a Mulched Flowerbed

There are two different techniques to applying fertilizer to a flower bed that has already been mulched.

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cocoa Mulch

Cocoa Mulch is a by-product of the chocolate making industry.

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Mulching Rhododendrons

Keeping your rhododendrons protected is important.

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Mulching Rhubarb

Mulching rhubarb is done in a specific way for best results.

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How to Make Bark Mulch

Bark mulch can be used to prevent weed growth and retain soil moisture during dry periods.

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How to Loosen Clay Soil with Bark Mulch

If you have clay soil you need to loosen it to have any success at all with gardening.

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How to Install Plastic Mulch

Many gardeners, and even small farmers, are using plastic mulch in their vegetable beds.

Recycled rubber tire used for a playground.
Is it Safe to Use Recycled Tire Mulch?

Good for a playground but not for a garden.

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Rubber Mulch Vs. Wood Mulch

Find out how to use the right mulch in the right place.

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Using Cedar Mulch to Eliminate Termites

Cedar mulch has for many decades been regarded as the optimum alternative for repelling termites.

Termites in the mulch.
Mulch and Termites: Can Mulch Endanger Your Home?

Protect your home from termites, as you protect your garden with mulch.

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Difference Between Mulch and Composted Manure

They aren't the same thing...or are they?

shredded rubber mulch
How to Make Shredded Rubber Mulch

You can rent an industrial shredder for short projects.

Applying wood chips as mulch in a garden bed.
Mulch 101

Mulch has lots of benefits for your landscaping.

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Mulching 1 - Introduction

Mulching enriches and protects soil, helping provide a better growing environment. Mulching is one

A closeup of lava rock mulch.
Lava Rock vs Rubber Mulch

For a no muss no fuss kind of gardener, one of these great options could be ideal.

Different types of bark mulch.
Selecting Bark Mulch: Chunks, Nuggets, Or Shredded?

There's lots more to mulching than deciding where to put it.

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How to Install Rubber Mulch

Installing rubber mulch can be an easy task to do, especially when you have the right tools and materials.

Mulch in a garden.
Mulch Your Garden Using Crushed Shells

Mulching your garden frequently keeps it weed free.

Stack of newspapers in the garden.
How to Mulch Using Newspaper

In 3 steps, protect your garden from winter and weeds.

Wood mulch on a white background.
8 Types of Wood Mulch

Cedar and cypress mulch are only two of the many types of mulch you can buy.

trees with rings of mulch
How to Make a Mulch Tree Ring

They look smart, and they're good for your trees.

Stone mulch around the base of a tree.
Why Mulch? 7 Benefits of Mulching

Whether it's wood chips or lava rock, here's what mulch can do for you.

blanket of bark mulch spread out across a landscape
Using Cedar Mulch: Pros and Cons

Cedar mulch is easy to use in landscaping.

Straw mulch is laid own to protect and nurture plants.
7 Reasons to Use Straw as Mulch

Straw is a convenient and useful summer mulch. Check out these reasons why you should consider it for your garden.

Mulch in a garden.
Making Your Mulch Dog Repellent

Cayenne pepper is one way to keep dogs away from your mulch.

A mushroom clump growing in mulch.
Keeping Mushrooms From Growing in Your Mulch

Too much mulch can create a very wet environment which is favorable for mushroom growth, so keep these tips in mind for mushroom prevention.

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Using a Rubber Mulch Mat on a Playground

A rubber mulch mat is something that is used a lot on playgrounds. They come in several different colors

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Tips for Growing Pumpkins in Plastic Mulch

Using plastic mulch in your garden has a variety of benefits. Because it is plastic, it does not biodegrade.