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Re: what kind of mulch???


I don't have too much trouble w/ mine.  of course I wear gloves when I
spread it, smells divine!

On 2/12/08, Theresa G. <macycat3@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> ahhhh- splinters- hadn't thought of that as a mulch criteria- but thanks
> for the info!
>
> Theresa
>
> Judy Browning wrote:
> > Having used shredded cedar and cedar bark both, I find the bark nicer
> > to work with. The shredded stuff doesn't lay nicely & is full of
> > splinters. Red fir is the worst for fine itchy painful splinters.
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa G." <macycat3@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 5:57 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
> >
> >
> >> Thanks for the offer, but don't think I need any extra #!@% right
> >> now. There is shredded cedar mulch. I'm going to go by and give it a
> >> look tomorrow afterwork.  Added bonus, it is cheaper than the bark
> >> nugget stuff.  Now to try and guess how much I need...
> >>
> >> Theresa
> >>
> >> Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
> >>> I've had really good luck with shredded bark, we buy it at the
> >>> landscaping place by the cubic yard. It spreads easy, does a good
> >>> job of
> >>> holding water in the soil and looks nice for about 3 years. When we
> get
> >>> it I spread it about 4" to 6" thick. I have heard that you get
> problems
> >>> due to lack of nitrogen as it breaks down but I have not noticed
> >>> that in
> >>> my garden. If you have a lot of small plants you have to be careful
> not
> >>> to smother them while you're spreading it.
> >>> Spoiled hay with sheep manure is really good for your soil, but looks
> >>> like, ummm, what it is and besides you might have problems finding
> >>> it in
> >>> your neighborhood. But I'd be glad to donate if you want to pick up.
> >>> Free horse manure too, all you want. Give me a couple weeks notice and
> >>> I'll throw in 50 pounds of chicken poo.
> >>>
> >>> Cyndi
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >>> Behalf Of Theresa G.
> >>> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 3:53 PM
> >>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>> Subject: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
> >>>
> >>> Spring is here!  If they'd had tomato plants at Capital Nursery, I
> >>> would
> >>>
> >>> have bought them today : )
> >>>
> >>> Anyway-  I want to mulch my gardens well this year (trying to save
> >>> money
> >>>
> >>> on the water bill!)- so looking for advice.  What kind of much is best
> >>> for water conservation, good for the soil, won't breakdown in only one
> >>> season, etc.???  Shredded, nuggets, bark, cedar, redwood?????  Anybody
> >>> know anything about this?
> >>>
> >>> Theresa
> >>>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
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