Volcano Mulching

VOLCANO MULCHING is a common practice but, regardless of whether you like the look, it is bad for the plant for several reasons (see various references in my book). If your "landscaper" does it, you should ask them to stop or find someone who knows what they are doing. The above example was done by "a professional."

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.