Monday, April 29, 2013

Scotts Florida Select Mulch made from 100% Eucalyptus

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I recall visiting Cairns Australia and smelling the wonderful scent of Eucalyptus trees.  Up until recently I had imagined that they only grew in Australia.  On a walk with my husband we spied a small tree up in someone's yard right here down my own street!  The scent was simply exquisite and the trees were simply beautiful!
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I was again confronted with Eucalyptus in a form I never ever dreamed it would come from, sustainable gardening.  In our own USA home front one can find Eucalyptus trees growing in the state of Florida!  I think it is incredible that among my gardening supplies I was shopping for, there was a product that was perfect for greening up my garden.  Scotts Nature Scapes mulch comes in several different colors to suit your landscaping needs.  It comes in the following complimenting colors:
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Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch is made from 100% Florida-grown Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus Mulch is a sustainable Cypress alternative, grown in Florida, for Florida!

When talking with my husband over plans for our planters and yard I asked him about mulch.  He told me it was a great way for keeping water moisture retained for the plants.  Mulch is such a fun simple solution to give your yard or garden aethestic qualities!

So we scanned the internet to get some ideas for our yard and here are some equisite and very tasteful ways to utilize mulch for yards and garden beds!  I love seeing how others utilize mulch to beautify their garden.

 When considering mulching  your garden one needs to know how much to buy for your yard.  Getting enough is important so that you can get adequate coverage for your yard.  It is no fun running back and forth from the garden store just because you forgot to buy enough materials!  So here is some information about the coverage area for Scotts Eucalyptus Mulch: A 2 cu. ft. bag will cover the following: At a depth of 2 inches, 12 sq. ft of bedding area. At a depth of 3 inches, 8 sq. ft. of bedding area. At a depth of 4 inches, 6 sq. ft. of bedding.


Other gardening supplies needed for the job of spreading mulch are a good rake, shovel, wheel barrow, and a good pair of gloves.  I love having my husband be a retired landscaper...he knows alot about what materials are needed!  I cannot wait to jump start my garden with Scotts Florida Select Mulch this Spring!



Eucalyptus Mulch is the best option for your landscape because it is:
1. SUSTAINABLE: Sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress.*
2. NATURAL: Made from 100% plantation-grown Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus Mulch is guaranteed free from any construction, demolition, pallet, or other waste materials.
3. EFFECTIVE: Prevents weeds naturally** while helping to conserve soil moisture and moderate soil temperature.
4. LOCAL: 100% Florida-grown - helps support your local economy.
*Sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress.
**A three-inch layer of Eucalyptus Mulch naturally helps prevent weeds by blocking growth and access to sunlight.
How to Use: Spread 3 inches deep. Keep mulch several inches from tree trunks and house foundations or other wood structures.
When to Apply: Apply around trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables after seeds have germinated and plants have developed.
Where to Use: Apply around trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables after seeds have germinated and plants have developed.
Where Not to Use: Avoid use: Before seeds have germinated, around underdeveloped plants, and within several inches of house foundations or other wood surfaces.
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