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#1 of 3 Old 07-06-2004, 02:10 AM - Thead Starter
 
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What kind of mulch works the best? We moved into a house, that was my husbands grandmothers'. She loved to garden and now I have about a thousand different plants, and tons of flowerbeds. The grass keeps taking them over, I'm tired of pulling it out. Any advice on preventing this? I heard mulch helps.
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Your best bet might be to talk to someone at a local gardening store. Just tell them what you want to do and they should be able to help you out.

And you could always put a barrier around the flower beds to keep the grass grass growing into that area. In the front of our house there is a 8 inch dirt gap between the grass and the flower beds. Makes it easy to weed eat the grass to keep it out of the flowerbeds and looks nice too. Same in the back, but that gap is only about 4 inches.

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It depends on what type of flowers/plants you have in your beds....pine straw is good, but only if your flowers/plants like acidic soil.
I'll do some research on types of mulch and let you know what I come up with!
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