Mulching the Garden

Why, how and when to mulch your garden, plus what to use

Photo by Faith Crabtree on Unsplash

1. Mulches help retain moisture in the soil, preserve or improve soil structure, encourage worm activity and can add nutrients. A thoughtfully chosen mulch can greatly improve the look of a garden and reduce workload. Mulches suppress weed growth and give a neat cared for look to the garden. They protect the soil and plants from…




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Patsy Collins

Patsy Collins

Author, gardener, photographer, cake eater and campervanner from the south coast of England.

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