What makes Right Dress licorice root mulch so special?
1) It is a natural
mulch that is has an abundance of the
nutrients required to grow healthy plants.
2) It improves the
tilth and friability of soil as it
3) It is resistant to
4) It naturally
suppresses weeds.Glycyrrhiza glabra,
licorice, is a perennial and member of the Leguminosae family.
The root is imported
from Central Asia for processing by MAFCO Worldwide, in Camden, NJ, to extract glycyrrhizic acid and other
for various products: it is a confectionary flavoring; it keeps the
your beer; it is a foaming agent for fire extinguishers, and has
applications. Right Dress is the steam processed remains of the
root. No chemicals are used during the extraction process, which
certified each year by the
University of North
Horticultural Substrates Laboratory
for the Soil and Mulch Council. It has also been tested at The
of Connecticut and Brookside Laboratories, in Ohio, to verify nutritional
It is recommended for use by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and
National Chrysanthemum Society. Ken Druse is quoted in a New York
article referring to it as the “Rolls Royce of mulches”. And, Rodale
recognizes licorice root pulp as “a nitrogen rich fertilizer and
The most important
feature of licorice root mulch for
gardeners is the fact that the Carbon to Nitrogen ratio is 24.43 to
This means nitrogen, the most important nutrient for healthy plants, is
available to whatever is growing in your garden beds. Contrast
wood based mulches which have ratios of >25:1 and are known to cause
nitrogen immobilization, meaning the mycelium that break down organic
and process nitrogen before plants are able.
Right Dress licorice root mulch for all these
reasons and the fact that the dark color is all natural- no dyes. After
application, the shredded root fibers settle and interlock so they
or wash away like woody chipped mulches. And - it looks great in your
all the while providing nutrients to your gardens and improving the
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