Content tagged "mulching water conserving landscapes"

Problems with Inorganic Mulches

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

Although inorganic mulches can be used to create attractive and low maintenance planting beds, they also can create a few problems.Weed barrier fabric does...

How to Apply Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

Bark mulch is sold in bags or in bulk at landfills and landscape materials companies. Photo source: geosteph Flickr CC NC-BY-SA 2.0   Organic mulches...

Problems with Organic Mulches

Mulch is mounded too thickly around the base of these trees. Photo credit: Extension Gardens, Lawns, and Landscapes CC BY-NEC-SA 2.0By following some...

Types of Mulch: Inorganic Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 21, 2015

Weed barrier fabric cut around plants. Photo credit: DBarefoot Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0Many materials have been used as mulches. Inorganic materials,...

Types of Mulch: Organic Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 21, 2015

Organic mulches are materials that are or once were living plant materials that are placed on the soil surface to prevent erosion, weed germination, and...

Where to Use Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 21, 2015

Inorganic gravel mulch used in a xeriscape cactus garden. Photo credit: Clare Wilkinson Flickr CC BY 2.0 Using mulch in the landscape is one of the...

Maintaining Mulched Areas

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 21, 2015

Border edging keeps mulch from spilling onto the path in this landscape. Photo credit: pistildesigns Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0A deeply dug edge creates a well...

Types of Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 15, 2013

Choosing the correct mulch material is important when planning a water wise landscape. Mulch can increase water retention in soil, however, using organic...

Benefits of Mulching: Moisture Retention

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 15, 2013

Mulching has many benefits. One of the beneficial effects of mulching is moisture retention. This is an invaluable practice when creating a water-wise...

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