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EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Mulch, the common ingredient in the best gardens, protects your soil, minimizes weeds, contributes to overall plant health, and reduces the need to water. Here you'll find all your mulching questions covered, with information on everything from sheet mulching to working with living mulches, plus advice on mulching for specific vegetables to help you make the best choices for your favorite plants. Your most fruitful garden will from properly mulched soil.
Mulch your way to a vibrant and healthy home landscape. Profiling a variety of techniques that include sheet mulches, feeding mulches, and living mulches, Stu Campbell and Jennifer Kujawski help you choose the best mulching strategy for your backyard, vegetable garden, or flower bed. You ll be amazed at how properly mulching can both beautify your outdoor space and ease your gardening life by retaining moisture, keeping weeds in check, protecting young plants, and boosting production.
Mulching makes your garden and yard much easier to care for, helping to retain moisture, keep weeds in check, and protect young plants. This concise guide shows you exactly how to mulch for any situation, covering
About the Author
The late Stu Campbell was an accomplished gardener, writer, and skier who lived in Stowe, Vermont. He wrote The Home Water Supply, The Mulch Book, Mulch It!, Let It Rot!, and Improving Your Soil.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Whys and Whats of Mulching
The Benefits of Mulching
Some Drawbacks to Mulching
A Few Definitions
Part Two: Types of Mulch
Bark and Wood Products
Other Plant Products
How to Choose a Mulch
Part Three: Here's How to Mulch
Mulching Perennial Fruits