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Mulching with soil toppers

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Container Garden Soil Toppers

Add interest to your container garden while helping retain soil moisture when you add stones, shells, or other toppers.

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Looking for an easy way to make your container garden more interesting? Consider adding some soil toppers around the base of your plant. This is especially effective for plants where the soil is exposed, like with my amaryllis bulbs shown below. These soil toppers will also help keep your soil moist longer, and can prevent curious house pets from digging around in your dirt.

 

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.