University of Illinois Extension Woodford County Master Gardeners recently added mulch around the plants at the Woodford County Courthouse garden, which will help keep the plants healthy, and provide a drastically improved look for the garden.
Adding mulch to your garden insulates the soil, providing a barrier from summer’s high heat and the bitter cold of the winter. Mulch also retains moisture for plant roots, suppresses weeds and prevents soil compaction.
For more tips like these or help with that gardening question on the mind, visit the Master Gardener informational booth at the Eureka Library from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15. Let them help you solve your early summer gardening woes.