Essentially, mulch acts as a barrier for your garden, protecting it. Think of a rainforest and the heavy blanket of leaf cover protecting the earth beneath it – this is the same affect mulch has in your garden.
There are a variety of mulches available including organic mulch, which can be made up of elements like grass clippings, kitchen scraps and woodchips. Organic mulches will naturally degrade in time, acting as a direct compost system.
There are also other, longer-term mulches available such as rubber and plastic and sometimes even rock and gravel can be used.
The type of mulch you need to use in your garden will depend on many things, including the variety of plants you have, the affect the mulch will have on your soil, the level of durability required, preferred appearance, cost and availability.
If you’re looking for mulching in Tasmania or if you’re not sure what mulch you need in your garden to help it thrive, call us today at Jim’s Mowing and we’ll help with all your garden questions!