Around the Yard
How to Apply Mulch in Your Yard
By: Tricia Craven Worley
Mulching around shrubs and in your garden is a great way to deter weeds. When laying mulch, make sure it’s thick enough to block weeds. The depth of mulch needed varies depending on the type of mulch that is used. Recommended depths are:
- Fine Mulch: 2”- 3” deep
- Coarse Mulch: 4”- 5” deep
Avoid putting mulch too close to the trunks of tree or shrubs, since it can attract pests. As it decomposes, mulch leeches nitrogen from the soil, so apply a nitrogen rich fertilizer before you lay the mulch to feed the plants.
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