The Best Type of Mulch for Flower Gardens

The best type of mulch to use around your flowers is compost. It has bark and other inert materials that are considered mulch, but also contains nutritious elements. Compost is a mixture of rotted leaves, manure and other organic materials. Compost provides flower beds with the same finished look as mulch.

Keywords: flower manure, flower compost, flower gardening

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Marci Degman has been a Landscape Designer and Horticulture writer for since 1997. She has an Associate of Applied Science in landscape technology and landscape design from Portland Community College. She writes a newspaper column for the Hillsboro Argus and radio tips for KUIK. Her teaching experience for Portland Community College has set the pace for her to write for