How to Reduce a Muddy Yard Using Mulch

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One way to reduce a muddy yard is by using your mulch in a few key ways. Find out how to reduce a muddy yard using mulch with help from an experienced nursing professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Certified Biodynamic Nursery located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California here today to talk to you about how to keep your garden from becoming a muddy messy using mulch. Mulch and compost are two forms of organic matter that are key to having and maintaining a healthy garden environment and whether that be in a container or in a garden setting, they are both wonderfully useful and critically important to any healthy garden environment as I said. One of the qualities of mulch and mulch is the material that has yet to be decomposed fully, you can see what it is. In this case we have wood chips, bark and one of the qualities that mulch offers is that it provides an opportunity for you to keep the mud down in the pathways where you want to be walking after rains like we just had a rain here a couple days ago and in the areas where we have mulch and it's a good idea to have mulch in your pathways around your garden beds is because you can access your garden, you know, soon after the rain and not create a muddy mess, equally for the garden itself but also imagine all that mud and the potential for that to be tracked back into your home and I usually recommend four to six inches of mulch, a good amount of mulch. You will get the added benefit of weed prevention, keeping the weeds from growing and so your pathways will remain weed free and mud free and you'll be a happy camper as well. You won't have to put on your mud boots after the rain, you can go out there in your thongs or tennis shoes and be clean as a whistle with a good layer of mulch. I'm Oscar Carmona from Healing Grounds Certified Biodynamic Nursery. Remember, feed the soil and let the plants feed you.


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