mulching sarracenia

cody_mi(z5 MI)May 10, 2010

i've got a swimming pool bog that i'd like to mulch so that i matches the rest of the garden that it's in. it's a mix of course chips and shredded bark. it's mostly maple, pine and poplar. is it ok or will it affect ph too much?

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The mulch you want to describe sound the typical mulch you would give to a lawn adding alkaline & nutrients to the soil.

Sarracenia bogs are normally mulch with pine needle as the dormant season approaches, since pine needles become acidic & to protect the plants from the cold.

Here's a little site that can work for you:

    Bookmark   May 11, 2010 at 12:18AM
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I second the motion with pine needles!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 8:51AM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

Pine bark would also work. If you are going to leave them outside during winter then pine needles would be the best.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 4:39PM
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cody_mi(z5 MI)

thanks for the input. i believe i'll put down a good layer of pine needles and then a thin layer of bark down on top, just for ascetics.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 5:51PM
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