A good mulch keeps the soil evenly moist, insulates it from rapid temperature fluctuation, and reduces erosion by wind and water. Its protective covering keeps weeds down and helps prevent mud and disease organisms from splashing onto plants during watering. Mulch also adds an attractive finish to the garden. Moreover, mulch can contribute organic matter and nutrients to the soil. Continue reading “Mulching Your Landscape”→
Roses are especially susceptible to diseases, particularly powdery mildew and black spot. These are the most severe where humidity or rainfall is high, or where air circulation is poor. Well-maintained plants are less likely to succumb to diseases than weak ones. Follow the recommendations given in our past blog posts for planting, watering and fertilizing, and pruning your roses.