A Weed Killer Is Not the Same as a Weed Preventer
How to make sure you’re using the right weed control product to achieve the results you want.
Mulch is more than "just the icing on the cake" to make your garden look nice. When used correctly, mulch can reduce weed growth, moderate soil temperature, and slow the evaporation of water. Here’s a few things to remember before you get spreading this spring:
Mulch can be applied either before or after soil preparation of new beds. Some pros prefer to mulch the entire bed free of plants ahead of time, and then make holes for the plantings, being sure to pull away excess mulch from the crowns. Others prefer to plant first and then mulch around them.