|CSUDH students and faculty apply mulch to 'Garden of Dreams' native plant garden|
The CSUDH Ecology Club and students in BIO 310/311 (Plant Physiology & Lab) classes recently applied a new layer of mulch to the ‘Garden of Dreams’ native plant garden on campus (above). You can see how much better the garden looks in the pictures below.
|'Garden of Dreams' - before new mulch|
|'Garden of Dreams' - after new mulch|
In addition to their aesthetic appeal, mulches help keep the soils cool in summer, help conserve water, keep garden vegetables clean and pest-free and much more. In short, mulches are a good idea. But you need to know how to apply them, when to apply them and which mulch to choose. You can read all about mulches at: http://mother-natures-backyard.blogspot.com/2012/07/understanding-mulches_23.html