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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Gravel

Available in different sizes and colors, gravel has a high aesthetic value, and guarantees efficient surface drainage. It helps to deter slugs and snails, and a thick layer will help retain moisture. Best for Mediterranean-style plants, alpines, and hostas.

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