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  • From: "fuwa fuwa usagi" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] mulching trees - a perspective
  • Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 18:20:09 -0700

I mulch heavily with leaves and wood chips and could care less the source.
My issue is not getting things to grow, it is keeping them from getting too
vigorous. The several years when family matters and professional
responsibilities keep me from maintaining my soil and plantings were obvious
by the reduction in plant vigor and overall health. It takes time to build
up your soil and then you need to maintain it. It really is a mini ecosystem
whether we are discussing the trunk to the drip line of a tree, a trellis
setting or actually intensive garden beds.

I have been doing this the better part of 40 years in several different
locations, always with similar results. When I don't want vigor (pears for
example) I plant in grass or gravel as a mulch.

As I said just a perspective and one tempered by much experience.

the fluffy bunny

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  • Re: [nafex] mulching trees - a perspective, fuwa fuwa usagi, 05/25/2015

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