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I'd love to find a landscaper who has experience and success doing sheet mulching. The garden is in a Berkeley. appreciate your input! -greenie
Just a piece of advice from a landscaper: despite what you may have heard, sheet mulching, while great for smothering out annual weeds, does not prevent regrowth of persistent perennial weeds. Bermuda grass in particular will remain alive and will find its way through the thickest sheet mulch. I've seen so many gardens that were mulched without first properly evaluating the weeds present that were completely overrun with Bermuda grass and other perennial weeds. Much better to identify your weeds first and eliminate the persistent ones before mulching to avoid disappointment.
I'm looking for a source of free mulch. Does anyone know of local landscaping companies in the East Bay/Berkeley area that need a yard to dump their wood chips on? My front yard is crying out for some mulch.
The city of Albany has free mulch:
The City of Berkeley offers free compost/mulch to residents. See http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Marina/Free_Compost_for_Berkeley_Residents.aspx
We are looking for someone who will sheet mulch our front yard which is currently mostly lawn (much neglected). Does anyone have recommendation for a gardener who would do such work? We are located in Lamorinda area. Thank you! Desparately seeking sheet mulching person
Hi, I sheet-mulched my yards two years ago and am 100% thrilled that I did. It has saved so much water and time and the look is so much nicer. I worked with a Claudia Vieira, a garden coach, who helped me through the process and who brought in the teen labor to do the hands-on work. She can be reached at: (510) 653-6535 or CVGardenDesign [at] gmail.com Pat