Mulch vs. Bees – Something to Consider

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.


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