Spring Tips on Using Mulch

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Hi there everyone! Monday was a beautiful day with temps in the 80’s. 
I thought it was a great time to take advantage of the nice Spring weather and get my back yard into shape. I mentioned a few days ago about staining my fence, but now it’s time to talk mulch.
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This mulch is made from 100% Florida-grown Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus Mulch is a sustainable Cypress alternative, grown in Florida, for Florida!
Eucalyptus Mulch has some great benefits besides sustainable gardening like:
1) NATURAL: Made from 100% plantation-grown Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus Mulch is guaranteed free from any construction, demolition, pallet, or other waste materials.
2) EFFECTIVE: Prevents weeds while at the same time helping to conserve soil moisture and moderate soil temperature.
3) LOCAL: 100% Florida-grown – helps support your local economy.
For all of us that don’t live in Florida like me, I recommend Scotts Nature Scapes mulch
I love to get their Sierra Red for my backyard. It looks so pretty next to the white bark of my Aspen trees. 
If you are not a fan of red they also have two other colors, Classic Black and Deep Forest.
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Now if you are wondering how to give your own backyard 
a new look with mulch, I have some tips. 

First you will need to grab some essential products: 
gardening gloves, scissors (to open the bags), a shovel, 
and Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch. 
Once you have your gardening supplies, head out to your yard and have a look around. 
The best place to apply it is around your tress, shrubs and flowers. 
Usually you want to spread it about 3-inches deep.
I love the look of this red mulch by the drive way. It also compliments the bushes.
This stone path looks so sharp surrounded by black mulch!
Just so you know, there are some places you should AVOID putting mulch 
like around underdeveloped plants, right next to your houses foundation (several inches away is best) and next to other wood surfaces.
The real beauty of mulch (besides its looks) is that it will prevent weeds and help your trees, shrubs and flowers maintain moisture. With hot a summer ahead and possible water restrictions, that’s a great benefit.
So, if you will excuse me, I have three bags of mulch in the trunk of my car calling my name. It’s time for me to get to beautifying my yard.

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