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Mulch and Native Plants

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There have been many articles written on mulch and the following are my views together with the results of some research that you may find of benefit. (The Sustainability Blitz Fact Sheet on mulch has useful information). There are three types of mulch: Organic material such as: eucalyptus leaf litter, wood chips, pine bark chips, compost, lawn clippings, pea straw, stable straw, lucerne, seaweed, hay, manure, sugar cane mulch, paper, etc. Inorganic mulch such as: gravel, decorative pebbles, any crushed rock, sand, etc. Living mulch: any dense growing ground cover plant. Why do we mulch native gardens? The main reason is to...

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