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what do you use

Posted by roorezzi Poconos (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 11, 06 at 11:26

in your gardens? Being in a wooded and having issues with carpenter ants, DH doesn't want to use Mulch. I am not a fan of rocks/pea gravel. PO had those in and we are slowly getting rid of them all. But we finally cleaned up the flower bed in the front entry and DH doesn;t want to put mulch in. ANy other suggestions.

Thanks Ruth

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RE: what do you use

You can use grass clippings, pine needles, and fall leaves (chopped up). We use compost but if you don't want to weed you'll have to put a layer of the above mentioned on top of the compost. My husband keeps up with the weeding so our compost mulch is merely for retaining moisture, not to keep down weeds. However, grass clippings, pine needles, and chopped up fall leaves will easily help reduce your weeding.

forgot to mention

You'll need a laywer of about an inch for grass clippings, pine needles or chopped up leaves.

If you're wondering how to chop of the leaves--just use the lawn mower. You can save fall leaves for spring by putting in bags or just keeping them in a pile somewhere.

Just remember if you use grass clippings to not use any that are going to seed. Your weekly grass clippings aren't likely to go to seed though--because it's being cut all the time.

RE: what do you use

I use mlushroom soil.

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