Do you use mulch?

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  1. Petronius

    Petronius Young Pine

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    Do you use mulch in your flower beds? If Yes, what type?
     
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    Dirtmechanic Seedling

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    Black Kow compost manure, chips from twigs out of the chipper, leaf mould.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    No ! Only thing that stuff is good for is to give Texas bugs a place to hide !
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I use Texas Red Cedar mulch, bugs do not seem to like it, it smells great.
     
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    Odif In Flower

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    Yes, any suitable mulching material that I have to hand, but no plastic or cardboard.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    I use anything I can find: coffee grounds, leaf mould, partially decomposed compost,pine needles, etc. In the veggie garden, I pull the weeds (& if they are seed-free), lay them down on the soil as mulch. Not pretty but it does hold in the moisture and they eventually decompose.
     
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    Catdaddy6676 Seedling

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    I have a few types available and prefer leaves and pine straw. Very few weeds in pine straw so there is that.
     

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