Has anyone used Walmart cow manure as a mulch?

coralee_in_florida(central florida)November 7, 2006

Hi,

I bought an Australian tree fern and the care instructions said to use a good mulch. I am going to try cow manure from Walmart. I was thinking that cows eat hay and hay is a mulch isn't it? Has anyone else ever used bagged cow manure as a mulch?

Carol

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Not as a mulch but a soil amendment. You will find the product very fine textured and a bit mucky when wet; devoid of the large particles that helps create an effective mulch.

The hay shouldn't be previously employed, to be best used as a mulch, lol!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2006 at 12:00PM
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coralee_in_florida(central florida)

Rhizo,
Thank you for your advice in telling me that cow manure is not a good mulch. What is a good mulch for an australian tree fern?
Thank you
Carol

    Bookmark   November 7, 2006 at 7:46PM
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esh_ga

Good mulches are organic materials like bark chips, shredded wood (hardwood mulch), pine straw, cocoa hulls (not available everywhere), and even just chopped up leaves.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2006 at 8:59PM
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