I want the mulch that takes longest to break down. Available are:
hardwood, shrubbery, pine, cypress, and cedar.
Which breaks down the slowest?
Or is the shape more important: shredded vs. nuggets? Thanks
snopes.com has a good article on the Katrina/Formosan termite deal. They
pretty much say that there's so many wood products traveling around the
country it wouldn't matter. Think of all the shipping pallets that
travel around, used over and over from all parts of the country.
That's good to know. Couple of years ago my neighbor had subteranean
termites and they were in mulch on my property 20 feet from my house.
Fortunately his treatment killed the colony but I'm always on the look
Shape doesn't matter as much as size.
I use cedar in most of my garden areas. After a few weeks the color
fades to an appealing natural brown wood tone. It's biggest benefit
though is how it keeps bugs away. It works great for that!
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