How to Mulch a Garden

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May is for mulching. If you want to take your landscape to the next level, mulching your garden can do just that. Mulch provides plants with nutrients, conserves moisture, provides shade for delicate roots, and enhances the visual appeal of your garden.

Here is everything you need to know about mulching your garden.

What you will need:

  • Mulch – use this online calculator to determine how much will be needed

  • Wheelbarrow to transport mulch

  • Shovel

  • Gardening gloves

How to Mulch:

  1. Transport the mulch to your property. Many companies will deliver the mulch straight to your yard if the order is big enough. To minimize work, you will want the pile of mulch to be in the middle of the areas you will be mulching.

  2. Load some of the mulch into a wheelbarrow. If you don’t have one, a wagon or wheeled garbage can also works.

  3. Using the shovel or your hands, apply the mulch to your garden. You will want about 2-3 inches of depth.

  4. Evenly spread the mulch using your shovel, rake, or hands.

  5. Re-apply a new layer of mulch every two years to keep it fresh.

Additional Mulching Tips:

  • The best depth for mulch is 2-3 inches.

  • Use a mulching lawn mower that leaves your grass clippings on your lawn – they are a good source of nutrients.

  • Leave one-inch of breathing room around all plant stems and tree trunks.

Want to learn more about mulching? Check out this article from WikiHow.

If you live in Norwalk, Westport, or New Canaan, look no further than Devine Bros. for all of your landscaping needs. We have Fairfield County’s largest selection of landscaping supplies, all available for pickup or delivery. From mulch to brick to flagstone and concrete, we truly have it all! Visit our website for more information or give us a call at (203) 866-4421.

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