by Lee Wyatt
(last updated January 7, 2019)
Mulch can be one of two things for a gardener and landscaper. It can either be one of the greatest helps, or it can be one of the biggest detriments. The reason for this lies largely in the question of when to mulch. If you mulch your particular plant at the wrong time, in the wrong way, or even with the wrong material you can cause great harm to the plants that you are actually trying to help. Conversely, if you mulch within the proper time frame, and use the correct materials, and use those materials properly then you will be simply amazed at how well your plants do.
Typically there are only four or five instances when a person will use mulch. Those instances are for flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees, and for pure decoration. Each of these instances is listed below, as well as a brief description of when to mulch and how much material you should use.
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