Re-using shredded cedar mulch
Hi all! I cleared my gardens of pea-gravel mulch a couple years ago (I will NEVER do that again except in specific areas where washout is a problem.)
I replaced the gravel with shredded cedar mulch, which has done wonders for my garden. In the spring I have been scraping all the mulch off, working some compost and fertilizer in, putting the old mulch back, and adding new mulch on top.
Last week I read an article that said you should not re-use the mulch, it should go to the compost pile. Any thoughts on this? The old mulch may be a bit gray, but would there be any reason you couldn't reuse it? My landscape is very rustic and I don't mind the gray color.
Thanks for your help, as always!