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Mulch much?

If you've been in the park recently you've probably noticed a mountain of mulch on the north end of the garden.  The smell and sight of mulch is familiar, but what is it really for?

Mulching serves several purposes.  Firstly it helps keep soil moist, especially in a garden without much water access.  It slows down evaporation after rain and makes our gardener's job with the hoses a lot easier.  Secondly, it can suppress weed growth by blocking sunlight to seeds and seedlings under its layer.  Finally, we like mulching at Roger Morris because of aesthetic reasons.  It provides a nice uniform backdrop to the stunning flower displays all over the garden.  We hope you enjoy the sprucing up of beds you see over the next couple of weeks with our spring mulching!

65 Jumel Terrace, New York, New York, 10032

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Morris-Jumel Mansion is a proud member of the Historic House Trust of New York City
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