Mulching the Landscape

Published 2014
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Mulch is an organic or inorganic material applied to the surface of the soil. An important characteristic of mulch is its ability to insulate a plant and its roots from the effects of extreme temperature fluctuations. Ideal mulches must allow water and air to enter and exit the soil. They should be attractive, relatively odor free, and stay in place. Both inorganic and organic mulches benefit the landscape.

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Anne M. Streich

Zac J. Reicher


Lawn & Garden

Publication Date July 28, 2014
Last Revision Date July 28, 2014
Language English


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