Lets talk about mulch
Last summer I got a few truckloads of black wood chips and had all my beds looking wonderful.. I also seemed to make a wonderful slug hotel and had to fight them the entire season. Since I work and can't get out to water/weed everything everyday I have to keep some type of mulch down but I'm not sure what to do. I like the look of pine needle mulch but I don't think it will keep the moisture in and weeds down as well as bark mulch. I can't leave it bare with temps easily reaching 100 every summer things will dry out in short order..What does everyone use for mulch that isnt a slug magnet and still looks good?