How do I use mulch?

Mulch is an excellent way to improve your garden's health and appearance, conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Here are some tips for using mulch at home:

  1. Apply a layer of mulch: Spread a layer of mulch around your plants, leaving a small space around the stems or crowns. A layer of 2-3 inches is typically sufficient, although deeper layers may be necessary in areas with extreme temperatures.

  2. Replenish the mulch as needed: Over time, the mulch will break down and decompose, providing valuable nutrients to your plants. Replenish the mulch as needed to maintain the desired depth and appearance.

  3. Avoid piling mulch against the stems: Mulch piled against the stems or crowns of plants can promote rot and disease. Keep a small space around the base of each plant clear of mulch.

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1. How much product is 1-20 cubic yards?
2. What kind of vehicle should I bring to pick-up at Agromin?
3. How do I use compost?
4. How do I use mulch?
5. Can I participate in this program if I live in the County of Ventura?
6. What products are available at Cornucopia Community Gardens?
7. Are these products organic?
8. Will the City still host Compost & Mulch events?
9. Where is the Cornucopia Community Garden?