How to mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by alpine692003, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Uhm.. I know mulching consists of woodchips, and some other stuff!

    How do you mulch and where would you put the mulch? Why would one put mulch in the 1st place?
     
  2. Black Water

    Black Water LawnSite Senior Member
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    You put mulch around trees and plants 3-4" thick. Mulch slows moisture from evaporating, and gives the roots more time to absorb it. It also works like a coat for the roots in the winter time. It also decomposes over time and feeds the plants.
    It is also a weed block if it is spread thick enough, but not so thick as to choke the roots from getting air.

    Robert. :)
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    I would do 2-3 inches max. Be careful not to put too much as to suffocate the plants.
     
  4. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also mold
     
  5. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ah.. What types of mulch you guys use to put around plant beds? I've been reading and people use all differenty types such as wood chips, red cedar and what not!
     
  6. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    I usually apply mulch at a 2" maximum death,even at my own house. This way, the house is mulched every other year.
     
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Cool, thanks!
     

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