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Re: Re: mulch


That's why I use cedar, available locally and sustainable. Bet the
redwood is pretty though! But cedar smells good and is naturally insect
repellent, which is a plus.

  
Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: David Franzman
Sent: 5/9/2004 11:45:17 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mulch

> Redwood!  Probably not readily (or should it  be ready? Jim?) available for
> 9/10's of the country.  But it's very good.
> 
> David Franzman
> A Touch of the Tropics
> www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 9:24 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] mulch
> 
> 
> > Question - poll, maybe.
> > What kind of mulch do you use?
> >
> > I ask, because I spent the entire day at my niece's new house redoing her
> > mulch.  In front, some lamebrain used black plastic about 15 yrs ago and
> > then piled on the mulch.  The beautiful birch tree did find ways around it
> > so that the roots were growing on top of the plastic in the somewhat
> > decomposed mulch - of course making it harder to extract.  On top of this
> > was some other mulch, hard to identify, more like sun-bleached wood scrap.
> >
> > In the back the previous owners had built a large deck.  When they
> > landscaped around it they used fabric this time, but the holes they cut
> for
> > the plants were barely big enough for the trunks. One hibiscus had
> thefabric
> > wrapped loosely 5 inches up the trunk.  Over this they had a layer of
> > Cypress mulch, thin in some areas, thicker in others.  I fail to
> understand
> > why this mulch is so popular.  In the 2 yrs it had hardened into an
> > impermeable mat such that when I poured water on it, it just rolled off
> like
> > a duck's back.  so I cut out more fabric and broke up all the mulch -
> should
> > have pitched it, but tried to save her a little by just topdressing.  I
> used
> > pinebark all around.
> >
> > So why is cypress so popular other than that it takes forever to
> decompose -
> > another reason I don't like it?  As I understand, it is also in trouble,
> > being harvested much too quickly.  Many local suppliers carry no pine
> > products.  Those that do will get in 50 skids of cypress to one of pine.
> > There's also hardwood mulch, but my experiences with that include bringing
> > in my first slugs, and also it seems it's appearance is more variable.
> >
> > So what kind do you use, if you use mulch?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
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