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Mulching your Garden


Trying to save time in your garden? Look no further! Mulching your garden has many time saving benefits, for one it is a great way to reduce the amount of water needed and it also reduces weed growth! Save time & still improve the way your garden looks.

In addition to the aesthetics & time saving benefits, mulching is also a great natural way to feed your garden.

What type of mulch Organic or Inorganic?

There are many options when it comes to the type of mulch to use. Both have their own benefits so it basically comes down to what you are going for.

Organic mulch is cheap, it often decomposes & also improves the soil. Types of organic mulches include straw, leaves, grass clippings, bark & pine needles.

Inorganic mulch also has it's own benefits. It is decorative and generally long lasting. It allows good water penetration & also reduces water evaporation. Types of inorganic mulch are pebbles, gravel, stones & recycled rubber mulch (from recycled tyres).

How much mulch?

So is it possible to over mulch your garden? Yes, ever heard of too much of a good thing? With garden beds and trees too much mulch around the base can actually prevent water penetration. A good coverage of mulch is generally 10cm (4 inches) of organic or 5cm (2 inches) of inorganic mulch. Less than this is not effective in maintaining moisture & preventing weed penetration, whilst more than this can prevent water penetration

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