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I strongly recommend mulching, especially with newly-installed plants.  Giving your garden an even, 2 to 3 layer of mulch each year provides many benefits.


  • helps control weed growth
  • improves moisture retention
  • prevents soil from splashing on plant leaves
  • improves soil texture and nutrient level as it biodegrades
  • keeps soil and roots cooler during summer and warmer during winter