I was told yesterday if you put mulch near your house you can invite the termites to your house. Also did some research on the web
(Mulch I have is free from my county -- garbage turned into mulch -- with bits of wood and such in it)
With this said -- what can I put near the house -- to prevent it from getting dirty when the rain hits the dirt -- I am planting some ferns near the house -- 2 feet away -- to give enough room. What can I put around them? Can I get away with that nice soil+compost(KOW& Mushroom for now)?