August 06, 2012
Truth or Fiction? Gardening Myths Revealed!
Which of these statements is true?
Plants like music.
Wood mulch attracts carpenter ants.
Trees should be staked.
Get the surprising answers to these and other so-called gardening "facts" at one of our favorite websites,
The Renegade Gardener (aka Don Engebretson)
. Engebretson is an award-winning garden writer and landscape designer whose weekly myth-busting posts are the most popular feature on his site.
You'll find a long list of common myths exposed. Does landscape fabric really work to control weeds? No. Is soil under oaks and pine trees really acidic? No ... well, a wee bit. But that's not the reason plants die under these trees. They die because they're growing in very dry shade.
Then there's this one: Cocoa bean mulch is toxic to dogs. Engebretson first dubbed this a myth but later changed his mind after hearing from informed readers.
He's just the kind of resource gardeners need!
about more gardening myths that are revealed at the Renegade Gardener.
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