Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This is what's left of our second load of Parks Department mulch. Mulch is vital in the garden, especially during the summer months. It protects the soil from the intense heat of the sun, keeping roots moist and preventing weeds from taking over. As it breaks down, the mulch becomes vital organic matter, which improves the quality of the soil. We recently acquired a new pitchfork and a new, larger wheelbarrow (shown here), which makes moving mulch so much easier.