Know These Garden Basics and You'll Have the Best Garden on the Block #landscapingtips
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Know These Garden Basics and You'll Have the Best Garden on the Block #landscapingtips



All About Mulch:As a time-saver for you and a lifesaver for plants, spread a layer of shredded bark, chopped leaves, compost, or another material over the soil between plants—nature's way of recycling! A 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch is one of the best multitasking materials for gardens, including beds and containers. Mulch conserves soil moisture, blocks weeds, insulates soil and plant roots from extreme temperatures, prevents erosion, and attracts earthworms (nature's soil builders).

Grow your gardening knowledge with this primer on planning, planting, and maintaining your garden. As the years go by, you'll get a sense for what works and what doesn't, and you'll continue to build a strong foundation of garden knowledge. Start off with these basic must-knows.

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