Could someone please tell me why I spent so many years lugging bark mulch home from the store or having it delivered? Seriously, I’ve wasted a lot of money on mulch over the years. And I’ve wasted a lot of time spreading it, too. There’s absolutely nothing fun about spreading bark mulch. All of that shovel work kills my shoulders.
There have been years that I didn’t mulch because I couldn’t convince myself to fork over the hundreds of dollars that it takes to mulch all of our garden beds, and years when I bit the bullet, and then wanted to wave the flag of surrender as soon as that mountain of mulch was delivered, and I thought about how long it was going to take to spread it all.
But mulching doesn’t have to be that way. I made the switch to mulching with shredded leaves and it’s better in every way. [Read more…]