DON’T SKIMP. Too little is as good as none at all. It is recommended to apply a layer between 75mm to 100mm. Avoid mulching up to the stem of plants and avoid compacting mulch once laid.
The advantages of mulching your garden beds, is for water conservation. Mulch stops the top of the soil drying out, keeps the soil moist, and can reduce watering by about 60 per cent. Mulching also prevents weeds and weed seed germination, which compete with plants for moisture and nutrients. Mulching also keeps the soil temperature constant. It is good idea to rake mulch every couple of months to allow aeration […]