Saturday, March 1, 2008

Let the mulching begin

I had a brief period this winter without a pile of mulch in my driveway, probably confusing visitors who had come to count on it as a landmark. The new pile, 12 scoops worth, was delivered last week.


  1. So good to hear that someone else has mulch in their driveway all the time. To save money, we do all of our own mulching and other big gardening tasks, but it's really hard work and takes a lot of time, so the pile slooowwwwly dwindles down.

    My husband and I are fairly new at this, so here's a question for you. After you have mulched, how do you compost? Do you just put the compost at the base of the plants, or pull up all of the mulch and compost the whole bed?

  2. Each year I have dug new beds so all available compost goes there instead of around established plants. In fact, I beg yard waste from my neighbors for the new beds since my own supply isn't enough.

    I usually just apply another inch or two of mulch on top of the old beds, over perennials in the winter when they're dormant and around trees and shrubs to hold down the weeds.


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