mulch and pollinators

Hello, I was about to put down cedar mulch, but then saw articles that are suggesting cedar mulch deters pollinators-bees. Is this true? If so, is there a better type of mulch to use to keep the moisture in around…

Restoring Depleted Soil

How should I go about restoring the totally depleted soil of my back garden? I have just moved into a new home and would like to have a beautiful garden. I have acquired a neglected backyard surrounded by old trees,…

Mulch

by putting wood shavings on a vegetable garden does it harm it or help it, I was told 2 different things…I was told it takes all the nutrients out of the garden, and I was told if I fertilize it…

Mulch

Hello, I wonder what your opinion is on using cedar mulch in perennial beds to retain moisture and deter weeds. I just put fresh mulch down (about 2 – 3 inches thick) on one side of my garden and last…