Adding Mulch to the Garden.

To mulch, or not to mulch-that is the question: / Whether 'tis nobler in the garden to suffer / the roots and prickles of outrageous weeds / Or to take up arms against a sea of troubles / And by mulching end them.

Whether or not to mulch and what to mulch with can be a very polarizing topic. In today's episode, we lay it on thick with a look at the pros and cons of using mulch and the many types of mulch available on the market.

Here are some of the questions and topics covered in this episode:

  • What is mulch?

  • The different kinds of mulch

  • What are the benefits of adding mulch to your garden?

  • Ways to use mulch correctly

  • Ditching the landscape fabric.

Resources mentioned during the show:

Season 9, episode 25 - September 16th, 2023.

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Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade. A horticulturist and landscape designer, Matthew Dressing owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, they do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.

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