While there are many benefits to an attractive landscape and garden, it is equally important to keep them healthy. Plants and trees are what makes your Central Florida landscape look great, but they also increase the value of your home and trees provide shade, which keeps your home cooler and cut down on your electric usage.
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The USGS Science For A Changing World explains what mulch is:
Peat is a renewable, natural, organic material of botanical origin and commercial significance. Peatlands are situated predominately in shallow wetland areas of the Northern Hemisphere, where large deposits developed from the gradual decomposition of plant matter under anaerobic (low oxygen) conditions.
Peat has widespread use as a plant-growth medium in a variety of horticultural and agricultural applications because its fibrous structure and porosity promote a combination of water-retention and drainage. Commercial applications include potting soils, lawn and garden soil amendments, and turf maintenance on golf courses. In industry, peat is used primarily as a filtration medium to remove toxic materials from process waste streams, pathogens from sewage effluents, and deleterious materials suspended in municipal storm-drain water. In its dehydrated form, peat is a highly effective absorbent for fuel and oil spills on land and water
What About Red Mulches? SFGate on the Safety of Red Mulch
Today, red mulches are typically those treated with iron oxide or organic, soy- or vegetable-based dyes. Iron oxide is a chemical compound that is used to give various cosmetics and paints their red or crimson colors. According to the Mulch and Soil Council Colorant Committee’s 2006 toxicological report on red mulches treated with iron oxide, these mulches pose little to no threat to the environment. As iron oxide-dyed mulches decompose, they provide small amounts of iron to the soil, which is a beneficial nutrient for plants.