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For Less Weeds In The Garden, Use This Expert-Approved Type Of Mulch
Preventing weeds can be frustrating, but according to Dan Bailey, landscaping expert and president of WikiLawn, using bark mulch can make the job much easier.
Ensure the area is weed-free before applying two to four inches of bark mulch to the problem area. Monitor the situation carefully after applying for crop-ups.
Bark mulch stops weeds from coming into contact with nutrient-rich soil while depriving them of sunlight. Re-mulch once a year to help prevent 90% of weeds from growing.
Mulch with larger chunks takes longer to decompose and rarely requires replacement. All types have the same benefits, but ensure you buy bark, not shredded wood.