Newcomer's Guide to Gardening in North Texas
Save the Date!

The Newcomer's Guide to Gardening is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 8am until 1pm.
Feb 08 | 08:30 AM | The Landing at Myers Park
Feb 16 | 09:00 AM | The Landing at Myers Park
Mar 16 |  | Myers Park & Event Center
Apr 06 | 11:00 AM | 2201 Preston Rd. Plano,Texas 75093
Apr 11 | 07:30 PM | Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Allen Public Library
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What is the best mulch to use in my flower beds? How often do I put it out and how much do I use?

Organic mulches are the best to use in your landscape.  Native hardwood mulches are readily available from the municipal recycling programs and also many retailers.  These hardwood mulches will break down to act as a natural fertilizer to your plants. Mulches also discourage weeds, cool the soil temperature, protect from erosion and conserve water.  Mulch should be kept at a 3 inch depth and can be applied anytime of the year.  The most common time is in the spring.  The depth of the mulch should be checked in the fall as well.