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Garden Mulch, best approach to get rid of all these weeds?


 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:35 pm    Post subject: Garden Mulch, best approach to get rid of all these weeds? Reply with quote

Hi,

I am completely new to gardening and have quite a large garden. Alot of plants were set around the perimeter of my house but now I am finding it very difficult to keep the weeds away from in between the plants. Is mulching the best approach to rid all these weeds? Also what mulch is best? I have heard that mulch can be quite expensive. Does anyone know of a supplier in Cork where I could get cheap mulch from ?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you collect the grass cuttings from your lawn, they'll make a decent enough mulch.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if you collect the grass cuttings from your lawn, they'll make a decent enough mulch.


Try not to put them down more than a couple inches thick and don't use as a mulch at all if you've used any sort of weedkiller on your lawn!

A quick 'Google' will give bark mulch suppliers in Cork, I know there's a guy in Macroom who delivers and I'm sure there are plenty others.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mloone01, I have my Back garden mulches and my Front garden mulches.
Back garden mulches are less decorative but more readily available, often free.
Front garden mulches are more better to look at, but cost that bit more.

Back garden mulches.
In the vegetable and fruit garden you would usually employ mulches of
leaves, straw, hay, sawdust, paper, cardboard, grass clippings, carpet and plastic sheeting.

Front garden mulches.
Chipped bark, gravel, shingle, and slate, all in various grades.
Be aware that gravel, shingle, and slate can cause a lot of damage if they come into contact with lawnmower blades.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

upton supply mulch in Cork
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