Soil  Plant: Ornamental Grass Term: Mulch
Ornamental Grass <ul><li>Can be clump-forming or spreading </li></ul><ul><li>YOU DON’T WANT THE SPREADING TYPE </li></ul><...
Mulch <ul><li>Mulch is simply a protective layer of a material that is spread on top of the soil.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R...
Mulching materials <ul><li>Pine bark </li></ul><ul><li>Shredded hardwood </li></ul><ul><li>Pine straw </li></ul><ul><li>St...
Review <ul><li>Name this plant </li></ul>
Name this plant
Name this plant
Name this plant
Which is the coreopsis <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>B  </li></ul>
Name this plant
Search on a mulch <ul><li>Write in your notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul>...
Pine bark
Shredded hardwood
Pine straw
Chopped leaves
Plastic
Shredded Tires
Compost
Landscape Fabric
Stones, pebbles or gravel
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3 12 Mulches

  1. 1. Soil Plant: Ornamental Grass Term: Mulch
  2. 2. Ornamental Grass <ul><li>Can be clump-forming or spreading </li></ul><ul><li>YOU DON’T WANT THE SPREADING TYPE </li></ul><ul><li>Full Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Grow 3’ – 8’ tall </li></ul><ul><li>Best varieties for Va. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miscanthus – Silver grass or zebra grass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pennisetum – Fountain grass (Annual in VA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pampas grass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea or River Oats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best planted in spring </li></ul><ul><li>Low fertilizer & water requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Cut back to 4 -6” in late winter </li></ul><ul><li>Specimen or border – not a ground cover </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mulch <ul><li>Mulch is simply a protective layer of a material that is spread on top of the soil. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retards weed growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retains moisture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heats or cools the soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slows erosion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps vegetables & fruits clean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks nice </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Mulching materials <ul><li>Pine bark </li></ul><ul><li>Shredded hardwood </li></ul><ul><li>Pine straw </li></ul><ul><li>Straw </li></ul><ul><li>Chopped leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic </li></ul><ul><li>Shredded Tires </li></ul><ul><li>Compost </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Stones, pebbles or gravel </li></ul>
  5. 5. Review <ul><li>Name this plant </li></ul>
  6. 6. Name this plant
  7. 7. Name this plant
  8. 8. Name this plant
  9. 9. Which is the coreopsis <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul>
  10. 10. Name this plant
  11. 11. Search on a mulch <ul><li>Write in your notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Availability: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulk or bagged? Seasonal? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pine bark
  13. 13. Shredded hardwood
  14. 14. Pine straw
  15. 15. Chopped leaves
  16. 16. Plastic
  17. 17. Shredded Tires
  18. 18. Compost
  19. 19. Landscape Fabric
  20. 20. Stones, pebbles or gravel

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