Mulch is used to add organic matter to your soil, reduce weeding, help retain moisture, deter slugs and snails and add nutrients to your soil.
Purpose of Mulching?
The reason for mulch is to increase soil nutrients, to add organic matter, lock in moisture and reduce weeding.
Is Mulch good for plants?
Yes, mulch benefits the soil first, which will directly benefit your plants.
Should you put mulch around potted plants?
You can use our mulch around potted plants but be aware that we recommend using the mulch once the ammonia smell has gone from the mulch.
What is a good mulch for tomatoes?
Apsley Farms Mulch is fantastic for adding nutrients to your tomatoes. Best to combine with 70% of either topsoil or compost with 30% of Apsley farms mulch, done before planting. Add a layer of mulch on the surface to lock in moisture after planting.
What is the best mulch for perennials?
Apsley Farms Mulch is fantastic for adding nutrients to your bed and borders. If planting directly best to combine with 70% of either topsoil or compost with 30% of Apsley farms mulch.
After cutting back in autumn and early spring add a layer of mulch on the surface of about 2-3″.
Should you mulch a vegetable garden?
Yes, this will add the nutrients that have been taken and used by your vegetables over the previous growing season. Apsley farms mulch is a soil improver as well as a mulch and will also add organic matter that adds drainage and improves soil quality.
Will bulbs grow through mulch?
Yes the bulbs will grow through Apsley Farms Mulch.
Is it necessary to remove old mulch?
You do not need to remove any old mulch before applying new mulch as it is an organic matter. Apsley Farms Mulch will be taken into the soil by the worms which will benefit the soil structure.
Can you grow plants in mulch?
You cannot grow plants successfully in 100% fresh mulch. We recommend combining 20 – 30% of Apsley Farms mulch with your top soil or compost. This will provide the structure and nutrients for successful root development and growth.