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To Mulch Or Not To Mulch

Using mulch in your garden can help the soil stay moist longer, deter weeds, and give your landscape a more finished look. Mulch

Now you ask, why should someone mulch?

Mulch’s purpose is fairly basic, it keeps sunlight and air away from the soil’s surface as well as protecting from insects and other bugs that may creep onto your plants.


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If you mulch during the summer, then the sun’s rays don’t strike the soil, keeping it cooler and moister.  This is beneficial to your plants so that they don’t stress from the heat.

In addition, soil that remains moister for a longer period of time needs to be watered less. You can save time and money by cutting back on your watering.

“We carry mulch in bags of two cubic feet. The best time to mulch would be in early spring and then again in fall,” Matt Huey of Sunset Nursery said.

Sunset Nursery carries a variety of plants in addition to offering maintenance and installation services. Contact them at 661-255-8777 or pay them a visit at 23256 Lyons Avenue.

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