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Netting to hold mulch in place?

Posted by absoluteblock 10 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 24, 13 at 2:38

The gardeners have a bad habit of hitting certain areas with their leaf blower, then raking up the pine bark mulch and throwing it away with the grass clippings. Another spot is on a slight slope and heavy rainfall will wash the bark downhill.

This is larger 1-2" pine bark mulch. Any suggestions for some fairly discreet netting to place over the top?

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RE: Netting to hold mulch in place?

Netting would cause a lot of problems for maintenance people and wild life of many kinds. Birds, squirrels, etc. can get tangled in netting.

Gardeners need to be trained to leave an area in proper shape, even if it takes a little more time.

The problem of keeping mulch in place on a slope is as old as the use of mulch in the landscaping. It's an annoyance but really can't be resolved by netting. Again, this is a maintenance issue and a rake is the best tool.

RE: Netting to hold mulch in place?

Good point, I hadn't thought of the birds.

RE: Netting to hold mulch in place?

If those "gardeners" are doing things you do not want them to do, and you are paying them to do that, you need to tell them what you do not want them to do as well as what you want them to do. Then if they do not do that you fire them and hire someone that will. Your "gardeners" have been ill trained.

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