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Mulch is a deceptively harmless gardening necessity. You need it to preserve ground moisture and protect your plants from the cold. However, did you know that, under certain conditions, mulch could steam and spontaneously combust? Yes, mulch is a fire hazard that can generate heat without help from external flames! In this article, I’ll discuss …

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Wondering: Can perennials grow through mulch? The short answer is yes, garden perennials can push up through up to 4 inches of mulch with no problems. You can safely mulch your perennials during cold months, spring, and summer. Doing so can even protect your plants and provide them with multiple benefits. Read on to learn …

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As a beginner still making your way through the gardening or landscaping world, you may not be familiar with how mulch works. You may be wondering, does mulch break down into your garden soil? Of course, mulch breaks down. Otherwise, it wouldn’t enrich your soil with nutrients or improve your plants’ growth thanks to the …

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Do you have an old mulch layer in your garden and don’t want to remove it to grow new plants? This might leave you wondering: Can you put soil on top of mulch? Luckily, you may use soil on top of your mulch layer, but only if you use proportionate amounts of soil and mulch. …

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Most lawn mowers come with a grass catcher attachment at their opening to help catch the grass clippings as they’re being mowed. Other mowers, however, have an opening in the rear or side of the housing where the cut grass is thrown out. The first type of mower leaves your yard looking clean and fresh. …

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We love the trees in our lawns. They add an energy of brightness and positivity. Unfortunately, as with all living things, they have a finite lifespan. When one tree falls or needs to be cut down for any odd number of reasons, it often leaves behind a stump, which ends up being an unattractive addition …

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Dyed mulch comes in a wide range of colors and shades. The only difference between it and the non-colored variety is that it serves an aesthetic purpose. Just imagine seeing a lush lawn filled with rich green foliage and a bright-colored mulch serving as the base of the vegetation. Whichever color you choose doesn’t really …

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Weeds popping up through mulch can be frustrating, which is why a lot of home gardeners consider spraying weed killers like Roundup on mulch. But is it a good idea? In this article, I’ll dive into the effectiveness and potential drawbacks of spraying Roundup on mulch. Additionally, I’ll provide you with safer alternative techniques for …

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So you’ve decided to mulch your garden beds? Smart move! Mulch can be incredibly beneficial to your gardening project as it helps in retaining moisture, adding organic matter to soil, regulating soil temperature, and more. But before you go ahead and apply mulch randomly, remember that you need to apply the right amounts to reap …

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Rubber and wood mulch are multi-tasking heroes that work wonders for your garden. Both are effective weed barriers, water-savers, and protective coverings against extreme weather. Here’s the thing: Organic mulch breaks down and gradually nourishes your soil; synthetic material doesn’t and, therefore, lasts longer. Now, the big question is: Can you mix rubber mulch with …

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