Spring was a little late in coming just about everywhere this year. Here it is the first week of May and some areas are still having snow and cold temps. I finally got outside this week and investigated my shade garden along the back side of the house.
As you can see from the picture above, my hostas are just starting to come up.
These are my favorite Hostas. This shade garden has Hostas and Astilbe. As you can see, it also has a lot of spring weeds and wild strawberries running rampid also. It is desperatly in need of some mulch.
Scotts Nature Scapes mulch comes in a varity of colors for any gardern.
It comes in Classic Black
And Deep Forest
I think for my garden I would use the Sierra Red.
Scotts also has a sustainable gardening option for those of you living in Florida.
Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch is a sustainable Cypress alternative, grown in Florida, for Florida!
Eucalyptus Mulch is the best option for your landscape because it is:
- SUSTAINABLE: Sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress.*
- NATURAL: Made from 100% plantation-grown Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus Mulch is guaranteed free from any construction, demolition, pallet, or other waste materials.
- EFFECTIVE: Prevents weeds naturally** while helping to conserve soil moisture and moderate soil temperature.
- LOCAL: 100% Florida-grown – helps support your local economy.
Where to Use
Apply around trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables after seeds have germinated and plants have developed.
Where Not to Use
Avoid use: Before seeds have germinated, around underdeveloped plants, and within several inches of house foundations or other wood surfaces.
A 2 cu. ft. bag will cover the following: At a depth of 2 inches, 12 sq. ft of bedding area. At a depth of 3 inches, 8 sq. ft. of bedding area. At a depth of 4 inches, 6 sq. ft. of bedding..
How to Use
Go to your favorite garden center or nursery and get some beautiful plants. Grab your gardening supplies, such as a shovel, rake, garden hose, clippers and Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch. Plant your new plants as recomended by the grower. Spread mulch 3 inches deep and keep mulch several inches from tree trunks and house foundations or other wood structures. Now step back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my garden. Next time you are at your local home improvement store don't forget to pick up a bag or two of Scotts Nature Scapes mulch or Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch.