Put Water In the Bank
Benefits of Mulch
Several inches of mulch spread on top of the soil provides a heat barrier and slows water evaporation. Plant roots stay cooler and healthier.
Renovating your landscape? Reuse pieces of broken concrete or bricks from an old patio or sidewalk. Lay them in sand or soil to create a "new" permeable surface. Recycling these material reduces waste sent to landfills and also reduces the need to mine resources from the natural environment. If you need more recycled materials than you have available, ask neighbors and landscape contractors about any upcoming renovation projects or check local newspaper or online listings where used materials may be offered for little or no cost.
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