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Mulching Tips and Tricks Every Gardener Should Know

Mulching Tips and Tricks

Mulching your garden is a great way to increase nutrient density and provide a beautiful aesthetic to your landscaping. With the proper combination of stonework, landscaping and mulch, your garden can become a veritable oasis. Still, using mulch is not necessarily a simple process, so it is best to come prepared for the activity with a few key skills.

Below, we look at some of the best tips and tricks for burgeoning gardeners and seasoned experts alike to keep in mind during their mulching activities. These tips were chosen to give you the best result for your garden, but for more specific advice, consider contacting the mulch experts at Soil Kings!

Tips and Tricks for Better Mulching

Choose High-Quality Mulch

One of the most obvious ways to improve your mulching experience is to choose the right mulch. Overly moist or dry mulches, as well as those with little to no uniformity, may not actually be beneficial for your garden. These hodgepodge mixes can contain any number of unknown materials and can actually stunt the growth and health of your garden. Instead, select for high-quality, locally sourced mulch wherever possible.

Look for Light Spots

After applying your mulch, it is important to look for light spots in the application. Mulch is at its best when it creates a solid layer to rest on the soil, as this helps reduce the likelihood of weed growth and garden contamination. Therefore, a day or two after you have laid your mulch, check back on it and ensure you have a nice, even layer of mulch. 

Experiment to Find the Best Option

No two mulches are exactly alike, and neither are any two gardens! As a result, choosing the best mulch for your garden is often a process of trial-and-error. While it would be nice to use the same mulch for all your gardens, you may want to consider taking it slow and mulching successive garden beds. This will allow you to check on the progress and ability of each mulch, as well as providing you ample time to explore different options if you so wish.

With these tips in mind, both novice and experienced gardeners alike will be better equipped to handle the mulching task of gardening. Plus, with the wide selection of mulching products available from Soil Kings, there are many options to choose from to get started. See how you can transform your garden into a veritable oasis with Soil Kings today!