Usually I mulch WAY before July 20th, but this year has been unusually wet and I haven't needed to conserve water. 'Til now. The heat is on and our arid weather has returned.
That said, I usually use grass clippings from my parents yard (we don't have a lawn) but they are out of town and won't be giving me any clippings for a while. Also, I have some plants that are growing like gang busters and others that are on the puny side. I have a good pile of compost ready to go, so I'm wondering how to do this...
a.) spread the new compost around my slower-growers and then mulch?
b.) make some compost tea and treat my slower-growers and then mulch?
c.) option c - another idea...
What would you do? And what would you mulch with? I'm going to try to locate some straw, but I don't know how lucky I'll be with that. Craig's list here I come.
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