How to keep mulch from blowing away?
I thought this would be an appropriate Rocky Mountain topic, as it's been especially windy this year.
I am getting ready to mulch an area that has been full of june grass and foxtails. I want to put down paper first, but sometimes I have trouble with it blowing away once it dries, and then it takes the mulch sideways with it. So I thought about putting down paper, then burlap to cover the paper, then mulch on top. Maybe the burlap will hold the paper and give the mulch something to hang onto?
Any thoughts or alternate ideas?
Also any thoughts as to which type of mulch will stay put best? I have not tried cedar, but am inclined to use either cedar or pine bark. Are any of the natural wood mulches any more fire resistant than other types??