Hello - I'm hoping someone can provide some input on the following questions. I want to mulch the flower/shrub beds that extend from my foundation. I'm concerned about attracting wood destroying pests. Can someone provide a recommendation regarding the type of mulch that should be used? I've been using wood chips in other areas of the yard, but am concerned about spreading them anywhere near the foundation. Second question (sorry) ... In these beds I found black plastic that was probably used for weed control. The stuff is buried like 9 inches down. Should I get rid of this stuff? The weeds/ivy have found a home above it anyway. Thanks in advance!