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What is mulching? Why is it important for your garden?

“Mulching” is simply laying a top dressing of partially decomposed bark mulch, fine bark mulch, or arborist chips to your garden beds. (My favorite is the partially decomposed bark; we’ll talk more about arborist chips in a bit.) The importance of mulching When applied to the soil at a depth of at least 2 inches,…

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It’s December, what can I do in the garden?

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If you’re looking for an excuse to be outside on a rare sunny or dry December day in Seattle, here are some things you can do in the garden: Plant those spring bulbs you didn’t get planted in October.  However, don’t delay!  The sooner they’re planted, the longer they’ll have to cool and the better…

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