One mulch to rule them all ?
Can I get a general suggestion for a soil building mulch for all my trees/fruits? I am in the SF Bay Area, San Jose (zone 9b) . I have a small yard and small budget so anything I can get bagged will be easier, I think. I am asking here because I care the most about the food plants.
I have citrus, peaches, cherries, apples, cane berries, passion fruits, roses, gingers, hibiscus and gardenias. Some of these are acid requiring plants.
I am confused - as what I have used in the past few years at the nursery suggestion seems to be just water repelling and not doing anything for the soil.
Thanks excellent gardeners for advice.