Yesterday, I introduced the concept of mulching in the garden. I covered what mulch is, when and where to mulch and reasons for applying mulch. In this post, I’d like to discuss some of the different materials that can be used as mulch. I will finish with a couple of tips for applying mulch. I realise this is quite a long post but I didn’t want to break it up into two parts as it will ruin the flow.
There are pros and cons for each type of mulch, which I will summarise below. The key is to use the mulch most suited to the plant. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it contains some of the most common mulches that are used around the garden.
Tips for mulching