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How much does one yard of mulch cover?
A: If you apply
the mulch 2" deep, one yard will cover about 150 square
feet (a 10' X 15' area).
much does one bag of mulch cover?
A: A 2 cubic
foot bag covers about 10 square feet 2" deep; a 1 1/4
cubic foot bag covers about 5 1/2 square feet 2 " deep.
is acidic/alkaline soil?
A: Much ado is
made about soil pH (acidity/alkalinity). Our native soil is
approximately 5.5 to 6.5 pH (acid), but soil pH can and will
vary in different locations. As soil approaches pH 7.0 (neutral),
optimal nutrition is available to most plants. As pH decreases
(soil gets more acidic), fewer nutrients become available.
roses, most vegetables, and many ornamental plants prefer
near-neutral soil for this reason. Dolomite lime is normally
used to "sweeten" our soils on a yearly basis for
these plants. Many evergreens, such as conifers and rhododendrons,
are adapted to our normal acidic soils. These plants dislike
ís often assumed that soil is terribly acid beneath
fir or pine; in fact, it is not. We usually assume that pH
is the problem because some plants do not do well beneath
these trees. The reason why plants may not do well under trees
is simple: less light, less water, and fewer nutrients are