Mulch is without a doubt beneficial to your landscaping ecosystem, it retains ground moisture and adds much needed nutrients to the soil, but it can also lead to some unintended things like root rot if you are not careful when you spread the mulch around. I came across a quick article For The Tree’s Sake: Much Ado About Mulching that encapsulates the subject really well, check it out when you get a second.
News from Minnesota, a group of students from the University of Minnesota get on buses and travel to 5 different cities, sounds like they are following a concert tour right? We all could be excused if we thought it was a caravan during spring break but what they are really doing is community service and as the article Students on Spring Break Trade Surf for Turf lets us know is that this spring they helped rehab the nature areas of a summer camp. Now this is something every community should explore, using volunteer students to help maintain parks, public gardens and nature areas especially during these tight budget times.
I’ve heard of people who spend all their spare time making homemade beer or restoring furniture but Mulching? An article on the Southeast Missourian entitled The Call of Mulch caught my eye and I dropped everything to explore it. The author Brad Hollerbach shares with us his need to mulch and mulch some more, it’s an enjoyable article that will make you smile and a few of you I’m sure share his need to mulch.