Mulch is essential to your plant's success. Here are six great mulches, plus the basics that you need to know.
Decomposed Granite (DG)
Compacts quickly and doesn’t tend to blow away. Especially attractive in Southwestern and desert landscapes, but can be prone to weeds. Apply 1 to 2 inches.
Will manure burn my plants?
It can burn the roots of your plants if it’s not well composted, so look for bag labels that specifically say "well-composted manure." Be sure to ask your supplier if you are purchasing in bulk.