Brent & Becky's Blog — mulch

How to Protect Your Bulbs from Squirrels

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  As long as we have been planting fall bulbs, we have been bothered again and again by those not-so-friendly visitors: squirrels. Anxious for a nibble of our freshly-planted tulips and crocuses, they ransack our fall plantings and leave us empty-handed in spring. So, what do we do to protect them?   Why Squirrels Eat Bulbs While their ruthless scavenging may be frustrating to wake up to the day after careful planting, the truth is, their excavating escapades are actually far more than just a tasty treat. In fact, bulbs are one of the few ways that squirrels can get...

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The Importance of Mulching

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  Mulching might not be as fun or colorful of a topic as our favorite bulbs and blooms, but it’s an important tool to make sure that our gardens are looking their best, full of healthy plants and bulbs that are given their ideal conditions to shine! Mulching has tons of advantages and is as simple as sprinkling a layer of protective material on the ground around your plants, masking the soil. The benefits are far more complicated and involved, and for all of the work involved, mulching is more than worth its weight to your garden and plants -...

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