8 Steps to Successful Gardening—Step 4 Mulch

The fourth step is to mulch. Mulch stabilizes soil temperatures, maintains soil moisture, suppresses weed growth, and breaks down over winter putting nutrients back into your garden.

You don’t have to go buy expensive pine straw. It is cheaper and more effective to just use regular hardwood mulch instead. I practically mulch the whole garden.

So do yourself a huge favor and mulch everything in sight with whatever mulch you like. If you have a large garden, I recommend you find the cheapest mulch around. If you have a small garden, well, it probably doesn’t matter. You could use pine straw, hay, black plastic or hardwood mulch.

And now I would like to offer you a Free copy of my Gardeners Journal so that you can easily document your gardening experience and track what you do. Click on “Subscribe to Master Gardener Girls’ Gardening Blog by Email” and I will send you a copy of this file.

Happy Gardening from the Master Gardener Girl!!

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