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- Discusses the uses and benefits of mulching, along with tabular information about mulch materials and best mulching practices for different types of plants. From the University of Missouri Extension.
Are Mulches a Good Idea?
- Discusses the types and effects of mulching, including the results of a study where shredded newsprint was used as mulch.
Beware of Toxic Mulch
- Brief article explaining how some materials can make mulches acidic and toxic to growing plants, and how to recognize problem mulches.
Is There a Difference in Red Mulch?
- Description of a research project evaluating various red-colored plastic mulches. Conclusions about which give rise to the highest plant yields.
Much Ado About Leaves
- Suggestions for using shredded leaves for composting or as a winter mulch to protect tender plants in the garden.
Mulches for Enhanced, Low-Cost, Low-Maintenance Landscapes
- Provides definition of mulch, discusses benefits, application methods, and how to water through mulch. Also lists many organic and inorganic mulch materials, with brief descriptions, pros, and cons.
Mulches for Gardens and Landscapes
- Article explaining the different types of mulch and how they should be applied in the garden.
Mulches for the Home Vegetable Garden
- This article by the Virginia Cooperative Extension covers organic and inorganic mulches, as well as green manures and cover crops.
Mulching Landscape Plants
- Defines mulching, its benefits, and its effects on the soil, discusses timing and depth of application, and lists recommended materials.
Mulching for a Healthy Landscape
- This article provides mulching basics: what it is, how to apply, and lists commonly used materials.
- Manufacturer of an organic mulch. Site gives usage information and a list of dealers who carry it.
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