Mulching has many great benefits for your garden, from aesthetics to practical points. So here are some of the advantages of mulching…
Firstly, it can add the finishing touch to your borders, giving a real professional finish and tidy look. Lots of mulches can be used for landscaping in other areas of your garden too. For example, bark chippings are a great cheap alternative to a stone path.
It’s not just about looks, because mulching can add nutrients to your soil as it breaks down.
In addition, it helps the soil to retain moisture which stops it from drying out in the summer. Whilst in winter it adds warmth which protects roots from winter frosts. This is especially useful if your garden is full of tender perennials which struggle through the British winter.
Furthermore, mulching can save us a lot of back-breaking weeding. Since most weeds need light to grow, any layer thick enough to stop light getting in with prevent most of them from being able to grow.
Mulching is a very simple process once you get the hang of it and can be extremely beneficial to your garden. Why not try a few different mulch materials to see what works best for you? You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes to your garden!