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Mulch harbors insects, fungi spores, viruses, and other potential sources of disease. Shrubs like roses are supposed to have the mulch removed and replaced every spring. I don't do it because one of the reasons I put it there in the first place is so that it will compost into the soil, but I do keep old leaves and petals cleaned up and rotate fungicides. If a plant drops so much junk into the mulch that it can't be kept disease free, then it's probably a good idea. Otherwise, just use your own judgement on whether or not the mulch is really causing any problems.
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