The Best Red Mulch

Red cedar mulch provides pest control and fragrance while suppressing weeds and conserving water. If considering an artificial alternative, choose red plastic mulch for growing heat-loving tomatoes and peppers, as well as melons, eggplants and strawberries.

Keywords: cedar mulch, pest control, plastic mulch, red mulch, suppressing weeds, growing tomatoes

About this Author

Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.