Insulate Your Garden With a Layer of Mulch

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Insulate your garden now with a layer of mulch for protection. It also gives your garden beds a fall facelift.

To restore your garden’s good looks, start by cleaning up edges, composting spent plants and treating gardens to a layer of mulch. A cushion of mulch prevents weeds, saves water and reduces compaction and erosion. 

How to Insulate Your Garden and Give it a Fall FacelifT:  

  1. Clean. Pull up old plants and weeds. Compost plants in a pile or compost bin. Discard weeds.
  2. Trim. From the edge of raised beds, trim back weeds and grasses with a spade or edging tool.
  3. Aerate. Break up and aerate compacted mulch with a spading fork.
  4. Top. Cover with 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch such as chopped leaves or wood chips.
  5. Add. Around the base of raised beds, add a thick layer of wood chips to make mowing easier and reduce trimming.

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To help you estimate how much mulch you need, visit our Mulch and Top Soil Calculator.

For raised beds where you’ll grow crops in winter, pine bark nuggets are a great choice, especially for strawberries or for fruits being grown in large containers. 

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