Mulching makes your garden and yard much easier to care for, helping to retain moisture, keep weeds in check, and protect young plants. This concise guide shows you exactly how to mulch for any situation, covering sheet mulching, feeding mulches, and living mulches for use in the yard, garden, and home landscape. It even includes a quick-reference chart of mulch types and a section on mulching for success with specific vegetables.
About the Author
Ron and Jennifer Kujawski are a father-daughter gardening team. Together, they tend a 2,000-square-foot vegetable garden in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. Ron is a horticultural consultant, writer, and lecturer who served as an Extension Educator for the University of Massachusetts for 25 years. He's also the author of a popular syndicated gardening column called "The Gardener's Checklist." Jennifer holds degrees in botany and horticulture and works as a freelance writer and editor for a variety of organizations, including the University of Massachusetts Extension, the USDA Forest Service, and the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association.