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Re: mulch


Oh, I did understand and thoroughly agree.  My reply had to do with your
comment:
" I generally don't use mulch except in those
 areas where I am trying to discourage grass."
So I thought you meant that you left other areas bare.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mulch


> I have no problem with organic mulch...I was ranting about landscaping
> fabric, which is so efficient in retaining moisture, that, in the clay
> based soil we have here, turns it into a swamp.
> Cathy
> On Monday, May 10, 2004, at 08:25 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > Cathy, I like mulch for the benefits of keeping the beds cooler and
> > retaining moisture.  I like the finished look, too.  But another very
> > important reason for mulch is reducing disease.  When rain or sprinkler
> > water hits soil, it bounces up carrying pathogens from the soil onto
> > the
> > leaves of plants.  So I generally don't leave bare ground.  In the
> > past I
> > have used leaf mold as a mulch, I just don't have enough of it.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 6:49 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] mulch
> >
> >
> >> Most people around here use landscaping cloth + rocks...ugh! When we
> >> purchased our house, it was just landscaping cloth plus cypress mulch.
> >> First thing I did was get rid of the cloth. The plants had roots on
> >> the
> >> surface, just under the cloth, obviously gasping for air, and the soil
> >> was wet, with a putrid smell. Needless to say I hate landscaping cloth
> >> unless I am doing a path. I generally don't use mulch except in those
> >> areas where I am trying to discourage grass. I would welcome advice on
> >> types that would work best.
> >> Cathy
> >> On Sunday, May 9, 2004, at 11:24 PM, Kitty wrote:
> >>
> >>> Question - poll, maybe.
> >>> What kind of mulch do you use?
> >>> Kitty
> >>>
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