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Old 05-20-2010, 07:57 PM   #16
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I wait till its on sale so $2.00 a bag ( 2 cubic ft) = $27.00 per yard.

Bulk is a bit cheaper per yard but there is a deliver charge.

I've done it both ways and prefer bags because its less work .
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:51 PM   #17
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don't use rubber mulch,it contains heavy metals and other additives that could be harmful,it is actually starting to be removed from playgrounds

does your town or county have a recyling place where you can get it for free?
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I use bagged as it easier to move around to where I want it



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Old 05-21-2010, 07:17 PM   #19
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Mulch practices


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University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubs/PDF/C967.pdf

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After planting, mulch immediately with organic materials that slowly release nutrients and improve soil quality as they break down. Mulch moderates soil temperatures, reduces water needs and helps prevent weeds and erosion. Mulch also eliminates damage from string trimmers and lawn mowers.

Apply mulch 2-4 inches deep and extend it past the drip line of your plants. To prevent disease and insect damage, pull mulch away from the plant stem or trunk.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:04 AM   #20
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I use bagged as it easier to move around to where I want it
Me too. The Boss has a cow about it. I've not mulched in three years in the front beds. Although the front bed is growing good, we have river sand mostly here. Very few things grow well here.

Where I onced lived, I had rich wet soil and it was shaded. Best flowers and grass I ever had. I'll never see that here. I've had to rethink it all here. I mainly do large containers for the plants I want.

I've done both here. Mulching and rock! I love variety! What they say about both(pros and cons), is true. But, I love the "look" of both!
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