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Q.Mulching Arborvitae

Zone I live in Chicago | jeannerx8 added on May 27, 2014 | Answered

I recently planted 20 Arborvitae in hedge row and need to know if I can lay landscape fabric before putting bark down. I don’t plan to put fabric around the base, just around the general area. Thank you for your time.

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Answered on May 28, 2014

I would not use landscape fabric under the mulch because of the danger of suffocating the roots. The mulch itself should also not be more than 3 or 4 inches deep, in order to allow roots to breathe.

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