|Mulch around the crowns of shrubs such as this Knock Out Rose|
invites insects, disease and leads to poor
plant performance during the season.
|A hasty mulch job can bury emerging plants which can stunt growth|
and lead to crown rot and other diseases.
3. Look for opportunities to make enhancements on your property. Oversized, empty mulch beds can be turned into turf to reduce yearly maintenance costs. Identify areas of constant mulch runoff and seek proposals to help keep your neighborhood neat and tidy.
|For areas where mulch is constantly lost due to erosion, |
consider alternatives, such as ground cover, to hold the ground in place.