Azaleas and Hardwood Mulch
I've read a BUNCH of things on the Internet where they warn against using hardwood mulch because it affects the acidity of the soil and causes issues of some sort for azaleas. But everyone in my area uses hardwood mulch and it's much cheaper since I'll need it by the truckload. I am not snooping around neighbors' yards to examine their azaleas, but their's seem to be doing fine with hardwood. Maybe our hardwood trees in this area are not as alkaline, but who knows?
What really would be the effect of lowering the acidity for azaleas? And, can I still use hardwood mulch and put something down to increase the acidity to offset the problem?
Thanks for your help!
First time posting by the way, so sorry for jumping right into a question.