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A good mulch.
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:55:06 PM »
What do you recommend?
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 09:08:56 PM »
Nothing says "Florida Native" like Pine Bark

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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 09:09:34 PM »
Anything you can get for free from a tree cutting service.
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 09:18:58 PM »
Nothing says "Florida Native" like Pine Bark


Yeah..  I ain't buying it.     The shit floats away like Gilligan on a three hour cruise.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 09:34:38 PM »

Yeah..  I ain't buying it.     The shit floats away like Gilligan on a three hour cruise.

Nothing says "Yankee" like someone who got conned into buying poorly drained/elevated property.

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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 09:37:18 PM »
Nothing says "Yankee" like someone who got conned into buying poorly drained/elevated property.


Or someone who owns swampland in central Florida,
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 09:49:38 PM »

Or someone who owns swampland in central Florida,

We live on a big sand hill with about 40' of elevation change over the length of our property.  If all of ManBearPig's predictions come true we're going to cash in and sell our beachfront property.

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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 10:04:28 PM »
We live on a big sand hill with about 40' of elevation change over the length of our property.  If all of ManBearPig's predictions come true we're going to cash in and sell our beachfront property.

Good to know;  I figured we would all be renting from Ambassador FC in ten years
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 10:04:31 PM »
Lot's of good minerals with this one

Sorry...


Oh wait, you asked about mulch, not fertilizer................my bad!

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2019, 11:33:00 PM »
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irregular chips from a tree service, preferred with plenty of leaf material.
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2019, 12:17:07 AM »
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irregular chips from a tree service, preferred with plenty of leaf material.
Watch the movie.

That's for gardening with.  I think he's asking about for landscaping.

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2019, 12:27:04 AM »
That's for gardening with.  I think he's asking about for landscaping.

Ahh... That would be landscaper's cloth and washed rock...

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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2019, 10:47:35 AM »
https://www.backtoedenfilm.com/

irregular chips from a tree service, preferred with plenty of leaf material.
Watch the movie.

That’s the method I use!
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2019, 12:56:43 PM »
Gonna go with Roamer and say rocks. They don't wear away and you can just use round up to keep the weeds down.

If you want plants use bark. It's all the same.

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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2019, 01:54:17 PM »
Gonna go with Roamer and say rocks. They don't wear away and you can just use round up to keep the weeds down.

If you want plants use bark. It's all the same.

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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 02:16:46 PM »
Rock looks nice, but down here it's WAY more expensive than mulch; $3 / 0.5 cu. ft. for rock or $2 / 2 cu. ft. for mulch.

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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 02:25:41 PM »
Pine straw is excellent, and around here, free for the taking.  Lasts longer than most other stuff as well in my experience.

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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2019, 02:30:20 PM »
Whatever is cheapest at Home Despot.
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2019, 02:31:18 PM »
Gonna go with Roamer and say rocks. They don't wear away and you can just use round up to keep the weeds down.

If you want plants use bark. It's all the same.

Nice thing about rocks is you can use a weed torch without worry.
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2019, 02:44:32 PM »
Nice thing about rocks is you can use a weed torch without worry.

That's Mrs. Liberty's favorite weeding accessory.  There is something satisfying about watching the wretched little weeds curl up and burst into flames.  I tried to tell her she doesn't have to actually ignite the weed to kill it, but what satisfaction can be derived from that? 

It's like not smashing a cockroach, instead hitting it hard enough to crawl off somewhere and croak.
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2019, 02:49:15 PM »
I personally wouldn't use anything with dye in it. The weather slowly washes it away. I'm no expert but I doubt that's good for your lawn.
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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2019, 04:42:33 PM »
Rock looks nice, but down here it's WAY more expensive than mulch; $3 / 0.5 cu. ft. for rock or $2 / 2 cu. ft. for mulch.

Well, the rocks you buy once...
But I did LOL at the cost of rock... I get rock between 3 and 7  bucks a YARD, depending on the type... but a 1" washed river rock, typical for ornamental plantings, would be around 3/yd.


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Re: A good mulch.
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2019, 04:48:42 PM »
Pine straw is excellent, and around here, free for the taking.  Lasts longer than most other stuff as well in my experience.

I guess pine straw is what we'd call duff - The litter from under a pine tree... Works fine as a mulch , but is highly acidic. So only would work for plants that like acidic ph...


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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2019, 04:49:54 PM »
I guess pine straw is what we'd call duff - The litter from under a pine tree... Works fine as a mulch , but is highly acidic. So only would work for plants that like acidic ph...

Like maters for instance.

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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2019, 04:50:43 PM »
Whatever is cheapest at Home Despot.

Nope, WAY better buying by the yard, if you have a pickup truck.


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