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Mulching with straw

by Rosemary Lund
(Phoenix, AZ)

I live in Phoenix, AZ, and like most homeowners here - or at least 50% of us - I have no grass, so can't use it for mulch. To have a summer garden in Phoenix you must mulch, or in over 100 temperatures, you have baked soil, and no garden.

I have used wood chips, and now am using straw. I have used straw many times, good results, and it eventually decomposes into the soil.

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