Mulch for gardeners

| 26/01/2009

(CNS): Cayman’s green fingered can take advantage of free mulch next week when the Department of Environmental Health offers free Christmas tree mulch to all residents from at 8:00 am on Saturday 31 January, at the George Town cricket pitch. The mulch comes from community efforts to recycle natural Christmas trees to cut down on waste. The DoEH said the mulch will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, and residents should bring their own containers and shovels.

 The mulch can be used as ground cover for flower beds, pathways or even mixed into compost. Despite myths about pine needles significantly changing the ph level of soil most professional gardeners say this is not the case and the mulch will make little impact on the acidity levels with the other benefits of the breakdown out weighing any potential slight ph changes.

For further information on collecting mulch, contact the DEH solid waste office at 949-8793 or Tania Johnson on 244-4152.

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