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  • Best Alternatives To Mulch In The Garden

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    Sick of the same color mulch in your garden? Looking to upgrade to something a little more sophisticated and more aesthetically pleasing? Take a look at some of these alternatives to mulch:

    Tips To Mulch Alternatives
    In most cases, the best mulch alternative is one that combines several ingredients that have been allowed to decay slightly. As an example, in winter, many gardeners use straw as a protection for their bedding plants. However straw can be combined with pine needles and leaves to make a good mulch alternative for rainy seasons in many place. It protects the roots from receiving too much moisture that can cause rot. Straw mulch can be purchased in most gardening centers. It’s a great insulator for harsh winter temperatures. Another feature of straw as a mulch alternative is that is has a clean, pleasant odor other mulch alternatives may not.

    Mulch Alternatives For A Healthy Garden
    Mulch alternatives like small marble rocks and wood chips can help keep weeds at bay. In addition, they help reduce the need for constant watering. When researching mulch alternatives, consider the types of plants, trees and shrubs where the mulch will be used.

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