What are the cheapest natural substitutes for mulch that will save money on gard

  1. DonnaCosmato profile image96
    DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years ago

    What are the cheapest natural substitutes for mulch that will save money on gardening expenses?

  2. Patsybell profile image87
    Patsybellposted 6 years ago

    Choose the best mulch for your area. Affordable or free organic mulches are the way to go. read more

  3. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 6 years ago

    I often use grass clippings as a mulch. They smother weeds and when they decay, they provide nutrients to the soil. You can also buy a small garden shredder for a couple of hundred dollars. This can be used to shred dried branches from trees and shrubs, up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. This shredded material can be used as a mulch to cover flower beds, around the base of trees and as a natural covering for pathways through the garden. It will suppress weeds and since it dries out rapidly, it will inhibit airborne weed seeds which fall on it from germinating.

 
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