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In the Garden: Mulch

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Medford, Ore. — If you want to retain water and maintain plant health in your garden, you may want to turn to mulch.

There are several types of mulch and each has its own benefit.  Certain types benefit nutrients, others fight pests and others help with water retention.

There are several types of organic mulches you can use.  Those include straw, bark mulch, pine needles, decomposed leaves and grass clippings.

For a closer look at what each mulch provides, watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment.

You can also contact the OSU Master Gardener near you.

Jackson County – (541) 776-7371

Josephine County – (541) 476-6613

Klamath County – (541) 883-7131

Coos County – (541) 572-5263

Douglas County – (541) 672-4461