Q. Is there an all-purpose mulch I can use throughout the different areas of my garden?
Q: I would like to add stones around several large trees on my property. Is this a good choice?
Q. How can I use fallen tree leaves in my garden?
A. Shredded leaves can be used to insulate various plants in the garden during the cold winter months. When leaves are used whole they can prevent water from penetrating the root zones of plants; therefore, it is important to shred them first. If only a small amount is needed, whole leaves can easily be shredded in a garbage can using a weed whacker. It is always a good idea to wear safety goggles when using a weed whacker. If a larger amount is needed, a lawn mower can be used.