Top 8 Mulching Mistakes to Avoid ...


Most gardeners- beginners as well as veterans fail to appreciate the importance of mulching. And, although scattering straw or tree bark in plant beds doesn’t really seem to be rocket science – mulching is, in fact, quite a scientific process. If you want to go about mulching the right way, these are the top mistakes you should try your very best to avoid...

1. Not Mulching

Going back to what I said earlier – most people do not know the benefits of mulching. For a conscientious farmer, mulching is one of the cardinal rules that shouldn’t be disobeyed. The benefits of mulching include better water retention; cooler soil temperature; less stressed out plant roots; and reduced soil compaction. In addition when the mulch decomposes it adds to the essential organic quality of the soil.

Excessive Mulching