winter protection with mulch

Asked December 20, 2019, 11:09 AM EST

Moved to Annapolis from high desert. We shredded leaves with the intent of using it as mulch around crepe myrtle trees, peonies, flowers, shrubs and other young trees. Now we're being told that the shredded leaves will blow away and that we need shredded bark instead. People here mulch early fall but we always thought it was best to wait until the ground froze. Help !

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Thank you for your question. The assigned expert has been unavailable. I suggest you contact your county Extension office directly for advice. Here is their webpage: https://extension.umd.edu/mredc/get-connected/anne-arundel Good luck!