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Fargesia Rufa and Mulch

Posted by Jaginator none (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 6, 11 at 0:43

I've read that new plantings should be mulched. Will this impede its spread at all? Thanks.

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RE: Fargesia Rufa and Mulch

Mulching is not necessary, but it won't hurt. Mulching will have zero effect on spread.

RE: Fargesia Rufa and Mulch

I agree with Kudzu. Just don't create a huge mound of mulch up against the plant. Add a couple of inches, but keep it pulled back a little.

RE: Fargesia Rufa and Mulch

Thanks for the responses. I'll see how the weather goes. It's been a little hot lately and I just want to be sure the new bamboo has enough moisture to work with.

RE: Fargesia Rufa and Mulch

Well, if it's hot, mulch will help with moisture retention. Just make sure you water regularly. When you have bamboo that is new and not fully established, it's helpful to monitor moisture levels with one of those cheap ($10) moisture meters that have two long probes you stick in the ground.

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