Friday, March 8, 2013

Chipped oak tree mulch is prettier, but shredded palm trunks and fronds used as mulch decay into a wonderful spongey damp layer when applied thickly as sheet compost then deeply watered. Oak is behind the birdbath.

Once the whole pile of shredded palm has been spread on the revamped front beds, I will top dress it lightly with stall cleanings from the nearby stable.


  1. This load came from Independent Tree Service, who has helped me with great mulch many times. I've also gotten many loads from south Tampa's Dangling Dan's Tree Service.