May 6, 2013

Prep Your Yard :: Scotts Florida Select Mulch

This post brought to you by Scotts Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.


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Is your yard ready for spring? You will need to make sure that you have the essentials. You need plants, gardening supplies and Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch to jumpstart your yard. Florida Select Mulch is made from 100% Florida-grown Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus Mulch is a sustainable gardening Cypress alternative, grown in Florida, for Florida!


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Why use Eucalyptus Mulch? It 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.


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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.

Coverage Area :: 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.

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Don’t live in Florida? Then you should consider Scotts Nature Scapes mulch for your landscaping needs this spring! It comes in 3 different colors: Classic Black, Sierra Red, and Deep Forest Brown. They’re a natural forest product which means no waste wood and they come in a variety of textures. Scotts Mulch helps to maintain moisture, prevent weeds, and create a groomed landscape all year long.

To jumpstart your yard just follow these steps. (source)

  1. Purchase a potted flower.

  2. Choose your planting area according to the sun/shade requirements of the plant you purchased.

  3. Add Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch to get your plant to flower more vigorously.

  4. Dig a hole, about twice as large as the diameter of the flower's pot.

  5. Spread a layer of loose dirt around the base of the root ball.

  6. Mulch the plant to a depth of about two inches with a good dense mulch, about two inches out from the stem to the edge of the outer leaves or branches.

  7. Water your plant one more time through the mulch and then periodically every three or four days or so if you find that the soil is becoming dry.

  8. Sun and warmth and the plant's own energy will do the work from here on out with just a little help from you.


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