Asked on Mar 29, 2012
trimming back hibiscus and mulch from trees??
My first question is should I trim the dead stems on the hibiscus?? Second question is I had my electric company deliver mulch which is free instread of buying pine straw, but now I have to spread it and want to know how close it should go to trees and plants, knockout roses, japanesse maple tree, loropetaluim. This is a hugh island in the front of my house. How thick should I lay the mulch?? I have some concerns now that the weather is so hot so early maybe I should have gotten pine straw instead? Will this mulch cause bugs or termites, ants or etc?? I have already put down ant killer on beds along the grass and drive and have noticed some along the walk and island up to the front porch. I can take a picture and post it if you suggest. Please give me some feed back as I need to get busy on this mulch project if it is a postive to have in my islands/yard.. If not I will get rid of it some way!!!! Thanks