Mulch becomes organic matter and provides places for insects to burrow and make nests. What does this mean? It means more insects around the house. This is the problem with mulch. In addition to this, something to consider is what’s necessary for plant health? Too much mulch around a plant can actually rot the trunk. Three to four inches is recommended. More than this can result in more pest problems around the house. The podocarpus on today’s edition is a good example of organic matter buildup and the potential problems this presents.
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