Tag: mulch

Cover Ground With Ground Cover

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UNITED STATES—Within the outdoor rooms of home gardens, shade trees are ceilings, shrubs and hedges are walls, and turf and ground cover plants are...

Mulch Retains Moisture And Insulates

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UNITED STATES—Nature is smart. It should be. It has been operating efficiently since the beginning of time. That is certainly longer than anyone has...

Mulch Is Lowly But Practical And Helpful

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UNITED STATES—Gardening is unnatural. Most popular plant species are not naturally native. Cultivars are products of unnatural selection and breeding. Most plants like unnatural...

Leaf Litter Really Is Perfectly Natural

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UNITED STATES—Forests lack gardeners. In the wild, there is no one to rake fallen leaves or blow them away. Foliage falls from trees and...

Mulch Is Imitation Of Nature

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UNITED STATES—Every living thing in our gardens came from the wild somewhere. A few plants might be natives trying to adapt to synthetic landscapes....

Mulch Suits Autumn Quite Naturally

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UNITED STATES—It is silly for us to think that we know more about gardening that the plants who live out in the garden full...

To Mulch Is Not Enough

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UNITED STATES—Most plants would prefer the real thing; how they do it in the wild. They drop their leaves, flowers and twigs. Deciduous plants...

Two Birds With Many Stones

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UNITED STATES—Fads are not necessarily bad ideas. Some evolve out of good ideas. Others are recycled old ideas that worked. The current popularity of...
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