Mulch is an essential garden tool for weed prevention, moisture retention, temperature regulation, and more. But you can’t just throw down a layer of any old mulch and expect the best results. Her are some simple ways every gardener can make the absolute most of out of mulch.
1. What Not to Use
If your lawn has been treated with a broadleaf weed control solution within the last 3-4 weeks, don’t use those grass clippings as mulch. Also, if you have dogs beware of cocoa hulls as they can be toxic to your pooch if they eat them.