What Is Mulch (And Why Use It?)

What Is Mulch

Let’s dive right in and talk about something close to my heart: mulch. After all, that’s exactly why I created this website. To educate and teach everything about mulch. You might be asking, “What exactly is mulch?” It’s pretty straightforward – mulch is a layer of material spread on top of the soil. But why … Read more

When Should I Mulch? (And Is There A Best Time To Mulch?)

When Should I Mulch

Mulching goes beyond mere garden beautification. It does much more in our gardens – it keeps our soil cool, retains moisture, and controls weeds. But, an intriguing fact about mulching is that the time you mulch makes a significant difference. The principle I’ve always followed is: mulch in autumn to prepare your garden for those … Read more

Why Mulch Kills Weeds (And 4 Effective Mulch Recommendations)

Why Mulch Kills Weeds

I’ve discovered that mulch isn’t just a garden accessory; it’s a powerhouse in the battle against weeds, keeping your soil healthy and your garden looking pristine. You see, mulch does wonders by regulating soil temperature, retaining moisture, and feeding your soil with nutrients as it breaks down. Another key benefit of mulch is its ability … Read more

Mulching Strawberries (And 6 Best Mulches To Use)

Mulching Strawberries

Mulch plays a critical part in maintaining a healthy strawberry patch and provides several benefits to your lovely strawberries. In the winter, mulching can protect strawberries from freeze-thaw cycles that can heave them out of the ground, while in the summer, it helps keep the soil cool and moist. But why mulch strawberries in the … Read more

Mulch Vs Compost (The Difference, Pros & Cons)

Mulch Vs Compost

Many a gardener often become confused when it comes to the difference between compost and mulch. After all, they are both organic materials, and they are both beneficial to the soil, so what’s the difference? The key visual difference is that mulch covers the soil whilst compost is worked into the soil. Mulch Compost Definition … Read more

Rubber Mulch vs Wood Mulch? Which One Is Right For You?

Rubber Mulch vs Wood Mulch

When I head to my garden store, I’m always amazed by the variety of mulches available. You’ve got your synthetic options like rock and rubber, but there’s also a whole world of organic choices, such as wood chips, straw and leaves. Now, you might be wondering, “Which one should I pick for my garden?” If … Read more