Mulch your way to a vibrant and healthy home landscape. Profiling a variety of techniques that include sheet mulches, feeding mulches, and living mulches, Stu Campbell and Jennifer Kujawski help you choose the best mulching strategy for your backyard, vegetable garden, or flower bed. You’ll be amazed at how properly mulching can both beautify your outdoor space and ease your gardening life by retaining moisture, keeping weeds in check, protecting young plants, and boosting production.
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About the Author
The late Stu Campbell lived and gardened in Stowe, Vermont. He was the author of Let It Rot!, a guide to home composting with over 340,000 copies in print; Mulch It!; and The Home Water Supply.
Jennifer Kujawski grew up helping in the family garden. She has many memories of the experience, both fond (eating peas straight from the pods) and not-so-fond (squashing potato beetles between rocks). Jennifer earned degrees in botany and horticulture and worked as the assistant manager of USDA’s National Plant Materials Center in Beltsville, Maryland. She has written articles for numerous publications, including American Nurseryman and Native Plants Journal and was one of the authors of the Community Forest Buffer Guide (Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 2001). Jennifer currently works as a freelance writer and editor for such organizations as University of Massachusetts Extension, USDA’s Forest Service, and Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association. She is passing along the family gardening tradition to her young son in the 2,000 square foot vegetable garden she tends with her father.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Whys and Whats of Mulching The Benefits of Mulching Some Drawbacks to Mulching A Few Definitions Part Two: Types of Mulch Bark and Wood Products Other Plant Products Paper Mulches Inorganic Mulches How to Choose a Mulch Part Three: Here's How to Mulch Mulching 101 Mulching Ornamentals Mulching Vegetables Mulching Perennial Fruits Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Title: How to Mulch - Save Water, Feed the Soil, and Suppress Weeds. A Storey Basics®Title Author: Stu Campbell & Jennifer Kujawski Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC Published: 12-10-2014 Pages: 96 Genre: Home & Garden Sub-Genre: Landscape, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Horticulture, Landscaping Design & Vegetables ISBN: 9781612124445 ASIN: B00KLNAINK Reviewed For NetGalley and Storey Publishing Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.25 Stars Mulch is is an important ingredient in a garden, It protects the root system, helps to reduce weeds and retain water and soil. But did you know some plants and vegetables do not do well with mulch. "How to Mulch" Is a great source of information for the beginner and the more experienced gardener. My rating of "How to Mulch - Save Water, Feed the Soil, and Suppress Weeds. A Storey Basics®Title" is 4.25 out of 5 stars.