A student recently sent me an article when they saw my post on mulching our entire back yard with free city mulch. The article has a really interesting take on the idea of mulching and how it effects bees and I felt that it would be important to share it with you.
As a preface, I’ll say that I don’t generally mulch my growing space in my garden, only the pathways, simply because we have a real problem with sow bugs here and they thrive in mulch. I don’t use black plastic as mulch either since I don’t find it attractive. I focus on using drip irrigation to keep water needs low and I use Square Foot Gardening to keep weeds under control. I think this article once again reminds us of that old saying, “everything in moderation”. Check it out.