How to Mulch a Garden Bed

March 24th, 2006

This post has been turned into an article located here: How to Mulch a Garden Bed

3 Responses to “How to Mulch a Garden Bed”

  1. Katina Mooneyham  Says:

    I think I like pebbles and stone better than wood chips. It seems to work better although I haven’t tried it in all my garden beds.

    Most of the time I do raised bed gardens to avoid having to mulch. But I still find I have to at times. I’ve tried grass clippings in certain beds but it seems the grass wants to then grow in it the next year or so.

    Cardboard works well for about a year. But a few years back mine got too wet and started to mold. So that could be a problem with it if it is too thick.

    But good article, thanks for the read.

  2. Administrator  Says:

    Never use grass clippings. They’re full of seeds, including weed seeds (As you discovered) and they also can really heat up when decomposing, I’ve seen them literally start smoking on a warm summer day, and that probably isn’t too good for plants. Always put grass clippings through your compost pile first before using them.

    IF your cardboard is moldy, thats good, that is nature at work decomposing it. I wouldn’t put it down so thick though that it is still there a year later.

  3. Kay  Says:

    I appreciate the information. I have been contemplating using both chocolate mulch and cardboard and after reading this I will rethink my process. We are attempting to go “green” with our landscaping as much as possible. Any suggestions for the best way to do this will be greatly appreciated.

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