What mulch do you use?
What mulch do you use in the summer for weed suppression and water conservation? Here in New Orleans, weeds can definitely be a problem and a thick mulch helps a lot. This summer, I tried pine needles - very popular here - but I don't like the look. It doesn't help with the tropical look. I've used pine bark mulch before, but it breaks down very quickly. Sooner or later, my new garden will have filled in enough to reduce the need for so much mulch, but until then, I need something.