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Old 07-02-2009, 02:50 AM posted to rec.gardens.roses
Martin H. Eastburn Martin H. Eastburn is offline
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Default Best Mulch for roses?

I'd steer away from wood-chips - they rob Nitrogen. Which might not be all that
bad if you use that in the lawn.

I'd use lawn cloth. The black mesh to keep weeds down in gardens.
Over it you could put something to hold it down and decorate.

Rocks might be to hard on the roots...

Others ?

Noddy wrote:
What would be the best mulch to keep down weeds/grass around rose bushes,
i.e. wood-chips, pebbles, etc.
without any detriment to the rose bushes.