Perennials that spread

Asked May 19, 2020, 12:46 PM EDT

I planted several creeping phlox and wanted to know how quickly to put mulch around them. Can I spread a thin layer--rather than the 2 inches I normally put on my plants?

Oklahoma County Oklahoma

1 Response

Yes, one inch will likely do the trick. Just don't push the mulch right up against the base of the plants; keep it several inches away to avoid the crown of the plant from rotting.