Choosing Container Mulches

Choosing the right mulch is just as important as selecting the right plant or container. But with so many now on the market, how do you know which one best suits your needs? Use these tips to make the right choice.

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Chipped Bark

Best used around shrubs and woodland plants, such as camellias, magnolias, palms, and rhododendrons. Ideal for wooden barrels. If there’s a large, bare surface area, bark will help prevent weed seeds from germinating in the soil.

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