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Master Gardener Tips May 11, 2023

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By Vicki Schmitt, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Nothing spruces up a yard better than new mulch, but there are practical reasons to use mulch around your plants. Mulch keeps the soil temperature even and prevents water loss. Proper mulching discourages weeds and protects plant roots. Trees with shallow roots especially benefit when their roots are covered and protected from mower damage. So remember mulch isn’t just attractive. It is good for your plants!