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How to Use Mulch
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Mulch is a protective covering of material that is spread over the soil surface to improve your garden. Organic mulches are made from recycled plant materials, such as compost, yard waste, or chipped woody materials like tree branches and Christmas trees. Organic mulch biodegrades and therefore must be replenished periodically. Inorganic mulches are inert materials such as plastic, fabric, or crushed stone. Read below for more information on how to use mulch.

what does mulch do?
which mulch?
how to apply mulch
where to find mulch
organic mulches (recommended)
inorganic mulches
how much mulch do I need?

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