What is the best to put in your flower bed, straw or mulch?

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  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Apr 05, 2018
    I’ve heard that straw is the best. Also, you can put down thick layers of newspaper, wet it down good, then put a thin layer of mulch over it. Probably would look better than straw and it does keep the weeds away.
  • While straw may be best, it is too breezy where I live and would be strewn all over the neighborhood within 24 hours. Mulch is the preferred medium where I live.
  • Tae Tae on Apr 06, 2018
    mulch is best for where I liv. Consider your environment
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 06, 2018
    Mulch...the straw liked to blow in the wind..
  • AM AM on Apr 06, 2018
    imy hubby blows leaves in fall I use them they do blow some but also work
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 06, 2018
    Mulch!
    Straw, especially if it is not clean will have seeds in it. The only thing I use straw for is in my strawberry beds to overwinter them. I use about 4 inches of straw and it holds enough warmth under the snow to keep the plants alive. Straw also draws some nourishment from the soil as it disintegrates.
    Mulch is good to hold moisture and to keep weeds down. Use about 3 inches of mulch in your garden. As it disintegrates, it also adds some nourishment to the soil. You can turn it under and add new in the spring to keep your garden looking nice.