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Re: mulch

I think when landscape fabric is used intelligently, it could be a boon.
I've used it under bark paths.  Your use around your roses works.  But I
know that you stay on top the conditions and would never let it get to the
ridiculous point I described. LF is a tool of gardening.  Tools are just
that, tools.  They can be used for good or evil.  LF is generally used for
the latter, though, without the idiot even realizing it.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mulch

> I'm lucky to have a couple of pine trees in my yard.  As I said, however,
> need to rake them instead of cutting them up.  I do use them around my
> all the time.  I put landscape cloth in my rose bed several years ago
> it away from the plants, but it really is cloth and, so far, has worked
like a
> charm.  I use some mulch over it, but not much.  I also put soaker hoses
> under the mulch around the base of each plant.  The past two years I have
not had
> to water them at all because we have had sufficient rain.  All the roses
> antique varieties and are huge.  They are in full bloom now, and they are
> really beautiful.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
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